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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2008, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Amazing crud!

So I just completed my oil change at 6425 miles (last one was at 3003 mi) and it is amazing how much metal shavings and crap was in it. It seemed like an unusual big amount and large pieces. Is this normal? Could the increase be a result of improper shifting? I did start to use clutchless shifting after 3000 miles, could I be scraping the corners of the dogs too much from poor timing?

I know many of our knowledgable WT family will not reply today in memory of BigDa. I never knew him or had any interaction withhim so I'll wait for responses until tomorrow. Thanks,
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PS: I am using full synth oil and mobil 1 premium filter.

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Ive seen bikes with 10k miles still producing shavings with nothing abnormal at all going on - Id take the wait and see approach unless your feeling something or hearing something -

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I have just shy of 4,000 miles on mine and just changed the oil the other day for yet another long winter.

Other than being slightly dirty, I've yet to notice any shavings in mine. I'd seriously consider changing my shifting habits or whatever else, plus look into a magnetic oil plug.

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So I thought I'd highjack my own thread; Now that I've just replaced the used with clean fresh oil, now seems like the perfect time to think about winterizing the bike until I can get some cold weather gear. This is my first year with a bike so this is all new, I've got her hooked up to a Battery Tender, the break fluid is new, but what else should I consider to maintain my baby? Do I disconnect anything? add stabilizers? Put her on blocks?

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I just put mine away for the winter.

Washed it good and than took an air hose to blow off any excess water hiding anywhere.

Cleaned/lubed the chain

Light coat of WD-40 on the tripple tree and any other areas that looked like they might need it, also lubed the clutch cable.

Waxed

Tank topped off with stabil added

Pulled the battery

Used my rear stand and put the front on some plywood

Plugged the exhaust with the rags I had WD-40 on.

Covered her up and won't see her again for many months

(Also put mice poison down)

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So I thought I'd highjack my own thread; Now that I've just replaced the used with clean fresh oil, now seems like the perfect time to think about winterizing the bike until I can get some cold weather gear. This is my first year with a bike so this is all new, I've got her hooked up to a Battery Tender, the break fluid is new, but what else should I consider to maintain my baby? Do I disconnect anything? add stabilizers? Put her on blocks?
You prob don't NEED to do anything else at this point. Always a good idea to use a fuel stabilizer, and usually a good idea to get the wheels up off the concrete as concrete will transfer moisture. Putting wood, or rubber car mat down will help insulate the rubber from temp extreme of the concrete.

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A couple layers of cardboard works too.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-23-2008, 04:10 AM
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Where you able to cut open your filter too see what the filter caught with in the oil??...

At the end of this session, I cut open my filter and found the following...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...64#Post1263264

The bike runs well, no issues with shifting; I assume it is just normal ware metals... As noted, I did not perform a UOA which I should have, in which it would have helped in painting a better picture of the oil/motor condition..


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So I just completed my oil change at 6425 miles (last one was at 3003 mi) and it is amazing how much metal shavings and crap was in it. It seemed like an unusual big amount and large pieces. Is this normal? Could the increase be a result of improper shifting? I did start to use clutchless shifting after 3000 miles, could I be scraping the corners of the dogs too much from poor timing?

I know many of our knowledgable WT family will not reply today in memory of BigDa. I never knew him or had any interaction withhim so I'll wait for responses until tomorrow. Thanks,
Fish

PS: I am using full synth oil and mobil 1 premium filter.

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