metal shavings 426

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  • 426fnube

Posted December 08, 2009 - 04:01 PM


i just bought this bike and dont know anything about 4 strokes
i changed oil and filter and found filter cloged with metal shavings
it doesnt smoke so i dont think its piston ring??????? please give me
some advise before i spend a lot of money

  • mxmaddman

Posted December 08, 2009 - 04:04 PM


Clogged? not good! First check the timing chain, sometimes if not maintained they will eat up the guides or sprockets.

  • 426fnube

Posted December 08, 2009 - 04:08 PM


ok but if its fine then what? thx

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  • 287

Posted December 08, 2009 - 04:35 PM


Are the shavings steel or aluminum? I'd guess clutch plates 1st.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 08, 2009 - 04:35 PM


Do you have any idea how often the previous owner changed the filter? Should be done AT LEAST every second oil change.

What you may want to do is to do a complete oil change with a new filter and run it for a couple of days. Then change it again and see what it looks like after a more normal interval.

  • 426fnube

Posted December 08, 2009 - 07:16 PM


thanks alot guys that makes me feel a little better
ill try it and get back to you

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