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You're very welcome! Please let me know if I missed anything and sorry for the delay, I had to do it from memory since I took it apart and took all the photos a few weeks ago. I'm living in this half ass-ed temporary situation where the internet doesn't even work reliably...ugh, hopefully only for another 2 weeks, then I can really start this project!

Thanks for the post. I had removed all my fairings for painting; your post helps in getting it all back together.
 

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I din't remove the fairings to get my filter off. But the filter WAS on there pretty TIGHT.
...oh, yeah, and re-filling the oil was the "fun" part.
Nice job on the fill spout angle, Yamaha... :-(
 

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A smaller funnel with the spout slightly inserted and pouring the oil slowly to let the oil drain out of the funnel while holding it semi-upright with your other hand works well. Yes, you don't need to remove fairings to get to the oil filter and the old oil also doesn't drip onto pipes when it drains. Other than the tight filter, this is about as easy as oil changes can get.
 

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Good idea. The only reason I don't use those flexible funnels is because I can't clean out the inside as easily with a paper towel when I'm done. I use the same funnel for pouring old oil into a jug to recycle, so I want to clean it out well before pouring good oil through it. Then I keep the little funnel in a zip lock bag to keep the dirt and dust off of it. I'm a little nuts when it comes to things like that however and if you never use the flexible funnel for old oil, that wouldn't even be an issue. I even get cringes when I see people dipping their finger in the OLD OIL to lubricate the oil filter sealing gasket. Like I say, I'm a little nuts.
 

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Good idea. The only reason I don't use those flexible funnels is because I can't clean out the inside as easily with a paper towel when I'm done. I use the same funnel for pouring old oil into a jug to recycle, so I want to clean it out well before pouring good oil through it. Then I keep the little funnel in a zip lock bag to keep the dirt and dust off of it. I'm a little nuts when it comes to things like that however and if you never use the flexible funnel for old oil, that wouldn't even be an issue. I even get cringes when I see people dipping their finger in the OLD OIL to lubricate the oil filter sealing gasket. Like I say, I'm a little nuts.
I'm not that picky but I get it...

At just a few dollars each, you can buy a few of them in different colors to keep the new oil and old oil separate.
 
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