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Weirdest thing found in oil?

On top of adding a bunch of parts I also changed my oil. And look what came out. Not sure what it is. It looks like a ribbon of something metal. One side is highly polished and the other side is rough, almost knurled. Could be a plating of some type. Not sure where it came from in the motor but it ended up in my
oil drain pan. This was one rolled up piece, when I picked it up it broke apart.
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Re: Weirdest thing found in oil?

Hmmm....looks like something from the valve....maybe a retaining collet....but i dont think bike ones are that big....nor are they cast.

Kinda looks like the top of a valve....maybe a bit of grub from when u had the engine done....

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Those are machining chips that were not completely cleaned from the engine pre-assembly....

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Re: Weirdest thing found in oil?

Damn! you found a quarter in your oil pan? whew . . . .

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Damn! you found a quarter in your oil pan? whew . . . .



I was thinking the same thing; I better change my oil and see what the oil fairy leaves me.
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Maybe you have lost a tooth in the gearbox and the tooth fairy came

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Re: Weirdest thing found in oil?

Yeah......how did that quarter fit through the drain hole?

Really, it looks like smaller pieces of the same stuff (scrap metal) found in the steering head. Was this your first oil change?
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Re: Weirdest thing found in oil?

I found the same thing on my 929 when changing the oil last summer, exactly the same looking fragments. It was soon after I had a custom map made on the dyno. I freaked out but kept running it and never noticed any more material in the oil and it's ran fine.
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I found the same thing on my 929 when changing the oil last summer, exactly the same looking fragments. It was soon after I had a custom map made on the dyno. I freaked out but kept running it and never noticed any more material in the oil and it's ran fine.
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On top of adding a bunch of parts I also changed my oil. And look what came out. Not sure what it is. It looks like a ribbon of something metal. One side is highly polished and the other side is rough, almost knurled. Could be a plating of some type. Not sure where it came from in the motor but it ended up in my
oil drain pan. This was one rolled up piece, when I picked it up it broke apart.
I wouldn't worry...all kinds of crap comes out of the engine during breakin. The filter will pick them up, so there's no danger.

Never seen a quarter pop out though.

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Nope, it wasn't.
Damn, I missed it!! So what was it????
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Re: Weirdest thing found in oil?

I am not too worried about those smallish metal parts. That was my second oil change but only at 600 miles. My first oil change was when I got the bike home and the oil looked like metal flake paint. My oil still has some really small metal flakes throughout but I am letting the filter do its job and clean that stuff out. Next bike I get I am dropping the oil pan on the first oil change. I may just do that on this bike. It seems like they didn't clean out any of the metal fragments from the manufacturing process.

I am keeping the quarter though. Next oil change I am hoping for a gold dabloon, maybe even a diamond. Look in those oil drain pans, they could be the path to riches.
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Damn, I missed it!! So what was it????
It was a pic of a bike with a nice lady leaning over showing her exposed butt.

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Re: Weirdest thing found in oil?

someone on Honda's assembly line is missing his platinum grill
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