new WR426 owner with concerns
Posted August 26, 2001 - 02:30 PM
Returned to the house afterward and proceeded to change the oil, clean the strainer, and clean the filter. Upon draining the oil from the frame tank I was immediately alarmed by the amount of metallic materials suspended in the oil. Upon removing the filter, I found a considerable amount of more fine metallic substance which was magnetic. I'd estimate that the filter was maybe 5 to 10 percent clogged up with this fine metal.
Can anyone comment on the quantity of metallic material observed in the break-in oil?
Although I'm now working as a software developer, in a previous lifetime I worked 15 years in the automotive repair field (transmission rebuilder) and am very familiar with all things mechanical. My guess (and HOPE) is that this is the normal junk from breaking in one of these beasts. I'd love to hear anyone's opinion either way!
Again, greetings to everyone here. I spent a considerable portion of last night reading hundreds of postings to this board. Looks like tons of good info and people here.
Thanks for reading this far!
Jerry in Deltona, FL
Posted August 26, 2001 - 03:05 PM
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.
Posted August 26, 2001 - 03:11 PM
Posted August 26, 2001 - 03:12 PM
I went through almost the same anxiety attack with my Suzuki Bandit 1200 street bike on its first oil change (though there wasn't nearly as much metallic stuff in that bike.
Jerry in Deltona, FL
Posted August 26, 2001 - 03:26 PM
'01 WR426 - stock for now (except for the throttle stop mod and air box lid removed).
Posted August 26, 2001 - 03:33 PM
I took me about 7 oil changes to start seeing nothing in the oil. I did do frequent changes though. About every 5 hours of riding.
Also, ty davis sells some neat magnetic oil plugs on his site www.ziptyracing.com that helps trap that stuff if you are interested.
welcome to TT
Posted August 26, 2001 - 03:46 PM