I just called into my local serviceman, and sitting outside was a very downcast young man, with his black Hornet 250 inside. He was on the way back from a road trip from Essendon to Brisbane and back, but had checked his oil with the bike on the sidestand. It was about 2 litres over-full, and the plugs were fouled and ruined. The moral of the story? For him, and perhaps you too, buy yourself a paddock stand and use it all the time, especially when you are checking your oil!!! Incidentally, his name is Craig and I mentioned Netrider so you may see him at a coffee night in that area one day soon .