1: Always remember:
On a motorcycle you will FEEL proficient long before you really ARE.
Originally Posted by eepeqez
Also, I have had a single nasty burn to my right arm from every bike I have ever owned..... I leant on the exhaust pipe at some time or another when removing the drain plug or filter. None of them ever got me twice.
2: When you want to change the oil,donīt start the engine and let it run for a few minutes to warm up the oil, go on a proper ride instead and then wait for an hour -- the oil will still be hot, but the exhaust will already be cold.