First time oil change and Filter change
Hi, my names adam and I am new to the forums and very new to motorcycles. I am as mechanically inclined as a 12 year old girl admititly (excuse my spelling), so any off the wall, dumb questions I ask please try not to laugh to hard. I am excited to learn how to work on my bike instead of having to take it to a dealer everytime....to the point....i am going to be attempting to change my oil and filter today for the first time and have some questions. My first question is: In the first picture i have posted, is that black looking cylinder my oil filter? If so can i just take it off by hand or do i need a certain tool? I am going to be going to my local shop today to replace the filter with a k&m filter. Second question: Is draining the oil as easy as removing the valve and draining the oil, or are there any tips or tricks i should know? By the way my bike is an 04 gsxr 600. Thank you to anyone who can help. Ill be posting alot of here looking for help trying to work on my bike while i have all the fairings off.