Hmm, my bike came with Filter 16097-0004 and that's what the dealer sold me to replace.
Wonder what the difference is to the 1072 part number mentioned here.
I did not remove the black plastic to change my oil, didn't need to. Filter and drain are easily accessible.
I appreciate and highly recommend dstarman's method to keep the oil off the header.
I did not, takes a couple minutes to burn off. Thanks for the tip.
2008 BMW R1200RT
2008 Kawasaki Versys
2002 BMW R1150RT
2002 Suzuki VStrom DL1000 (Gone)
2002 Harley FXDWG Wide Glide (Gone)
2002 Harley 883 Sportster (Gone)