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You might find this interesting - that's the second oil change on a 08 YZ450F. I took the the scotts filter out to have a close look at the debri and found this monstrous piece of metal among smaller non metallic crap... Never thought such things could travel inside a healthy sounding and pulling bike.... Or should I start to worry?

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Did that come out of the inside of the filter? Or was it stuck to the outside like it is in the pic?

It looks like a small piece of wire or something similar in the pic.

Does it look like that in real life? Or is it more of a metal sliver?

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You might find this interesting - that's the second oil change on a 08 YZ450F. I took the the scotts filter out to have a close look at the debri and found this monstrous piece of metal among smaller non metallic crap... Never thought such things could travel inside a healthy sounding and pulling bike.... Or should I start to worry?

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Wow! that looks pretty extreme. How did it look after the first oil change? And were you still using the stock filter at that point? I have seen some CRF filters that looked like that which had the crankshafts going out:eek:

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I believe the flakes are normal for a new motor. The larger piece probably dropped in there during the building process. I would pull the filter every hour or so riding time and check it until you're sure that's all it was. It doesn't look like a mechanical defect to me, because if it was, your bike would probably have grenaded by now (assuming 2nd oil change equals 10 hrs).

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1) It was outside on the filter surface.

2) loked like not wire but the edge of hole sawn off thingy...

3) it was (it is) a new metallic scotts filter - it was its first service

4) bike has only 5 hours....

5) inside the filter was nice and clean - I made sure when I washed the filter the gas that I washed the otside with does not get inside.... Then I used pressured air to dry the filter (fron inside out only)

6) yeah - probably checking that filter every hour would be a wise thing....

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None of it looks particularly worrisome to me. This sort of thing is not unusual for a brand new bike, really. Check again next oil change.

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you will be amazed at what stuff you will find after the first few oil changes. it took about 3 for all my slivers and debris to be non existent. and you were smart and bought a good oil filter in the first place, so you cought even more then i did..

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i usually use paper oil filters for the first 3 -5 oil changes then switch to scott's. Change the oil after every ride. heard that paper filters a little better then the scotts does and are better during the break in period.

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