After completing the repairs on my '86 Interstate, it was time to clean the shop. But before breaking out the pressure washer, I decided it would be a good idea to change the oil on the Aspy first, so I wouldn't screw up my nice clean floor.
The oil and filter change went smoothly enough. As I was tightening the stand bolt for the oil filter, I noticed the front cover was getting a little dirty residue forming, so I grabbed the brake cleaner and gave it a shot or two.
I used my compressed air nozzle to blow off the excess and inadvertently inverted the tip. The 90psi jet of air pushed into my oil drain bucket, spewing dirty oil all over the bottom side of the engine as well as the exhaust headers.
After cleaning them off the best I could, I added the oil and fired her up. The burning oil and brake cleaner immediately filled the shop with smoke, so I rolled the pig outside to let it burn off. (didn't want to burn down the shop!!)
After running it @4,000 for a while, the smoke subsided and I was confident enough to call it good. I turned the engine off and when the bike hit a 45 degree list to port, I realized I hadn't put the side stand down.
Boy, is my garage floor clean!:doh: