Oil is your friend

Although I’m embarrased to share this story, I hope that my mistakes might be a lesson to others so they don’t make the same amateur error: The Kawasaki 440 LTD I’ve been riding the past few months had been stored for years before I got my hands on it. A routine tune up and the ‘Six Shooter’ (as I called it due to its six gears) was certified road worthy. After a couple months of riding I thought an oil supplement would help the engine, so I picked up a bottle from Canadian Tire and headed home to add it to the oil. After waiting about a half hour, I got a water bottle to drain 500mL of the used oil. Apparently half an hour wasn’t enough time for it to cool down, and the first drop that hit my hands burned. I dropped the drain bolt and frantically struggled
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