Changed oil and filter today on my '02 and there was quite a bit of metal on the filter. It was the first filter change and the second oil change since bought.I crashed 4 days after buying the "Beast" and broke my leg so I have not rode alot (maybe 20-25hrs.).I have not raced the bike and most of my riding has been in woods and hills and some jumps on my farm. I`ve had no problems with the motor but my clutch has been a little tempermental from time to time. I`m new to this bike but I`ve been riding since age 6 when dad came home with a Honda 50 in 1969.Oh well, back to the metal, could it be clutch stuff or what?