Read about this strainer on the 900's and wanted to see what the deal was while I was doing my first oil change on my new '06. To just share, the bolt plug is just behind the kickstand. I used a 17mm open end and as tight of space as it seems, the bolt will come out. Next a spring, washer then waaay back there is the strainer. Stick your finger in and pull it out. It's a couple inches long so you'll have to "bend" it to get it out. Be careful. I had maybe just a couple little pieces of shrapnel on the strainer, nothing to be concerned about. Now to put it back....it gets caught up at back end so I used a wooden coffee stir stick to help "bend" the end to get it in. Washer, spring then plug. I can see why peeps check this every 3rd or 5th oil change. I wouldn't be comfortable having to bend the strainer over and over again. Note, after I had drained the oil from the usual drain plug, not even a teaspoon came from the strainer plug. So I would recommend just draining from the latter. Hope this helps!