common sense left me for a minute, and I was wiping my fairings down with the motor running and the rag almost got caught in the belts, which would have been fatal to the motor. To those who think, "eh, I'll just be extra careful," Don't do it!!
One guy on here sold his Leggero belt covers because he bent a valve doing this.
In a way, those open belts are art in motion... but I'm not doing it.
I knew a guy who sort of did the rag thing oiling his chain while it was in gear on the center stand... his career as a movie critic is, sadly, over because I... errr, HE... can only give 1.5 thumbs up. Just saying.
2013 M796 ABS in Artic White
1993 XR650L (the Torque-a-Saurus)