This weekend, I will be doing an oil change on my ST1300. I've looked under the bike, and the process looks straightforward, but removing the oil filter looks like it may have a trick. I'm not concerned about spilling oil, as I think I can mostly prevent that. I'm more concerned about the access to remove and install the oil filter. This is a bike where a lift looks like it would be helpful.
Searching on here, it appears that some take off the lower fairing, near the side stand for better access. Others say, no need. It appears to me that to torque it properly, the lower fairing may need to be off.
So, lower fairing on or off for oil filter removal and install? Any other pointers would be much appreciated!