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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Angry OH Crap!!

Well, that's not good!

Did my second oil change today, 6038km on the odometer,, and boy, did I find a nasty surprise at the bottom of the drain pan.
Unless they started making fancy metallic oil, I think I may have a problem ...


I think the next door neighbor kids might have learned a few new words today..

And no, that's not a light trick or Photoshop..
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:43 AM
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Not what you want to find whenever you do an oil change.


Unless you are noticing other symptoms i'd flush the motor and replace the oil then check it again after 500 miles, hopefully you won't ever see it again. I did an oil change once on my Harley and thought wtf looking at the oil after, it turned out to be sand that had gotten caught up around the stupid oil filter design but yeah it wasn't a great feelng until i realised what it was.
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So, I heard back from the dealer, after send pictures, and they basically echoed your advise WCE. which I am going to do, along with saying that it was normal to see this?

Has anyone else experience this situation?

Maybe I'm being paranoid, But I am just worried about that stuff flowing through bearings and such. And why didn't the filter catch it?

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That is NOT normal!

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Well if they missed the oil change at your 500 mile service it might look like that but otherwise, **** no - you run a magnet thru it to see if its steel or ally?

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Agree with the magnet!
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I'm with the negative crowd. It's not a good sign! I'd ride for another 500 km and do another oil change and see how the fluid looks.

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Well if they missed the oil change at your 500 mile service it might look like that but otherwise, **** no - you run a magnet thru it to see if its steel or ally?
No I didn't think to do that. will give it a try tomorrow, and yes the 500 mile one was done at the dealer and they didn't say anything..

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I am not sure what you are alarmed by in your picture. Motorcycles with wet clutches that share oil with the engine can and will have metal particles in the oil.

The clutch is constantly wearing metal and fiber material..Depending on how you use it. Your transmission is also. This is not a pristine crankcase that just contains a crankshaft and top end.
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Perhaps consider sending off a sample from this oil change and again from the next for oil analysis. I'm a bit OCD, but I do this with all my vehicles just as an ongoing health check. I think Blackstone Labs serve your part of the world.

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