Hey everyone. I gave my Sixxer her first oil change today. I've read a bunch of questions by people who were uncertain about changing the oil or who had questions about the filter and such, or people who are just new to cars in general and have no idea how to do it, so I took some pictures.
Here's the set up:
Note: You only see 5 liters of oil in the pic, I had a spare liter of 5W-20 not shown that I had to put in.
First things first: drain the oil.
To do this, locate the oil drain plug on the oil sump. Its located facing the passenger side of the car. I did not take a 'before' pic of me unscrewing the screw, but this should help you nonetheless:
I had used an adjustable ratchet to remove the screw. Was not difficult, but required a little force to break the screw loose.
Next thing on the list is to change the oil filter (if you choose to). Which I did. To get to it from the bottom, you have to remove 3 bolts which are really easy and the bottom of the car even tells you where (and has arrows pointing to their locations.) Once unscrewed, the panel just swings down and you have easy access to the filter.
I chose to remove the filter from the top:
Then I drained the oil, by routing it with a cardboard piece, so as to avoid getting dirty oil on wires that just happen to be in the way:
That's it. Real easy.