All these responses are spot on. Only thing I will add. When I do my oil now, I do not use a torque wrench. The bolts on the filter cap need to be snugged enough to keep the cover on. The gasket inside is what does the work. I snug the drain plug, too (make sure you use a crush washer...get a new one, they're cheap). Reason being, first time I did an oil change on the KLR I used my torque wrench. When I was putting the drain plug back in, I kept thinking, "Man, this feels too tight, but the torque wrench knows". Sure enough, I stripped it and had to tap it out and it was a pain in the butt.
Not discouraging the use of torque wrenches, but if you use one make sure it is functioning correctly. Mine was old and busted. Dumb.
Also, and people will and have disagreed with me, this is one of the places you can get away without using a torque wrench---not load bearing bolts...worst case scenario, you drip some oil. Like I said, the filter cover...as long as you snug the bolts and don't strip them, the gasket will keep the oil in. The drain plug...get it snug. If it drips, you can tighten it.
WHATEVER YOU DO, REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN NOT UN-OVERTIGHTEN A BOLD IF YOU STRIP THAT SOFT METAL!
It is super easy. Don't throw away the metal tube inside the filter. This video was the one I watched before my first change, too.
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