You'll want to drain the frame bolt first and then the case bolt second. If you get a SS filter, it takes another 5 minutes to remove, clean and re-install. Dump 1.5 quarts in and ride.
To check the oil: Start the bike, let it idle for 2 minutes, shut the engine off, let it sit for 1 minute and then check it. Oil level isn't that critical on these bikes, just make sure its in the marks somewhere on the stick.
so how big of a problem is it to not clean the mesh pre filter thing? when i just changed my oil and filter and everything last(which was the first time since i got it and god only knows when it was changed before that) but the mesh pre filter thing was virtually spottless while my oil filter itself had a little bit of metal particles(tiny pieces that are probably normal wear).
if that's something you only have to worry about checkin periodically then yeah i agree checking the oil filter itself and cleaning it every oil change wouldn't be so much of a pain. taking off the skid plate
, the clamp the hose etc etc... then of course me being ocd i have to clean everything as i'm doing it (which yeah isn't always a bad thing unless you would like to ride sometime this year) takes even longer...
but anyway(did i mention ADD too oi) if that's the case i'll definitely be looking into a ss filter and clean it every oil change