Posted April 14, 2005 - 09:50 AM
I bought the bike new in Jan 2002 and had the YZ timing done,jetting,and added a YZ pipe. All other free mods have been done also. I'm a very
sesoned rider and have rode the bike hard in the Ocotillo Wells/Plaster City
area a ton. I'm one of the so called "freaks" that change oil every 250-350
miles! Gettting ready for the desert this week, I drained the oil and on the
bottom drain plug( which is magnetic) was a large piece of metal! It was
about 3-4 mm long and looked like a quarter of a half-moon. It also
got real skinny and tapered at one end. The motor runs great, as does the
transmission. With my racing days over....I always use the clutch when I
shift. What do you think? Should I just keep riding or tear it down?
Any opinion would be appriecated.
Posted April 14, 2005 - 11:21 AM
Posted April 14, 2005 - 12:03 PM
MMmmm.... the shape of a quarter of a half moon? Could it be a sheared woodruf key? Hope not!
Posted April 14, 2005 - 12:43 PM
No, The oil drain plug has never been stripped!!
Another way of describing it...... Think of a washer for a 8MM bolt that
only had 25% left!
Posted April 14, 2005 - 01:42 PM
Posted April 14, 2005 - 03:11 PM
Thanks for your reply. I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens.
Off to the desert I go....
Posted April 14, 2005 - 04:34 PM
You say you ride the bike since january 2002, with the tight oil change routines you do , we can't say this is a "part of the break in (or break'in) process".
Anyway I would advise you to have a look inside the engine asap. You are lucky enough to have this warning. The cost of repair will raise quicker when the remaining metal chunks wedge itself between moving parts at 80 mph
But you are the judge.