You will need: Oil (well, duh!) Spanner for the sump plug and oil filter wrench thingy. Oil filter (this time - usually every second oil change.) The cheapest, crappiest newspaper you can find - if there's a free rag in your area, great. This is the Sunday Mail: perfect for this purpose, but under no circumstances to be read. I'm lucky enough to have the right spanner, but if you don't a shifter can be used with care... Something to put the used oil in - this is far from ideal - should use an empty oil bottle, but we moved recently and don't have any lying around. (sticking with 3 images/post) * at 70 bucks a bottle, the oil itself ain't cheap, but everything else used is. Something to catch the oil in as it drains. This one is less than ideal, at 3 L, because: (that's 3300 - sorry 'bout the dodgy shot) As it happened, without removing the filter, the oil just fit, but it made the transfers trickier than they needed to be, and gave me an anxious moment when I thought I'd have to replace the sump plug. A 4 L juice bottle (washed) would have worked much better. Modified: You want the oil warm enough to flow out easily but not so hot it will burn the living &*(% out of your hand. Fortunately (?) I'd left the oil in the boot and my beloved took the cage to work. 30 min out and back to pick it up worked well. Sump plug looks like this on the Bandit: There may be a way to get it out without getting oil all over your hand, but I've never found it, hence the desire to avoid the oil being too hot: At least this time I avoided what I've done other times - dropping the plug in the oil. No fun. The plug itself was also warmish, but doable. On the Bandit the filter is in behind the pipes, and they were too hot, so I left the oil to drain for a while while everything cooled.