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    My 08 fuelie has 52K miles. I just changed my Mobile 1 10-40 synthetic MC oil at 5K miles. There was a very tiny amount of metal “dust” on the front magnetic oil drain bolt. Should I be concerned?

  • #2
    Did you ever see a magnet from a car transmission? I'm not sure how much is a small amount vs a large amount in your opinion. Was the oil sparkly with particles? Unless it was completely covered and alot of it I would go on with life worrying more about whats for dinner tonight.

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    • #3
      I think if you just avoid hanging your bike upside down you should be OK.


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      • #4
        Ride it until it blows!
        Lots of moving parts, and they all wear just a little. The clutch is your biggest wearing part, and as davej said; ever see a automatic transmission magnet plug when you change that oil?
        Don't get gray hair over it, you'll be alright.

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        • #5
          You need to take it to my mechanic to have a look. Bet there will be a lot more issues found that will need attention and you won't even care!
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          • MikeyC
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            I like your mechanic.

          • rustyride
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            That mechanic could work on anything I own if she plays her cards just right, WOW.

          • Chromepony
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            WOOF !!

        • #6
          I didn’t notice sparklies in the oil but will pay more attention next time. You’re all right....the clutch is probably the item that wears most. I don’t have tinkeritis, so didn’t plan on doing anything about it. Can you give me her phone number grubsie? I think my dipstick needs to be straightened!

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          • #7
            I'm sure it's just normal sludge and prob mostly clutch material. It's always there in the oil but you don't notice it UNTIL the magnet holds everything together.

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            • #8
              Although the friction surface should be expected to wear away, there IS micro-abrasion of the steels over time that will give you the fine gray sludge on a magnetic plug. If you are not seeing slivers or flakes, drive on.


              Wherever you go in life, ride there if at all possible.

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