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Gasket material in engine oil?

I'm changing the oil on my carburated Monster 900, and I just noticed what looks like pieces of a gasket sitting in my oil pan screen. Any ideas what they could be, or more importantly, if I should be concerned?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 2019, 5:21 pm
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the old case centre gaskets had large pieces of unsupported paper at the bottom, almost like a sump divider? maybe part of that?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 2019, 6:12 pm
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Does it leak?
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the old case centre gaskets had large pieces of unsupported paper at the bottom, almost like a sump divider? maybe part of that?
So probably nothing to worry about then?
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Does it leak?
Yes, but nothing new and nothing substantial except from the sprocket area, which I'm hoping is just the clutch rod seals. Doing those next.
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I'm no mechanic, but can't imagine gasket material which should be soft, damaging metal parts, even if it got between trans gears somehow. Maybe I just lack imagination.
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They are the same shape, so probably some gasket holes or voids didn’t get completely cut out. If it was mine I wouldn’t worry about it. You could try flushing the engine out with diesel or kerosene if it bothers you.

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To follow up on this, I've been riding it all week with no apparent trouble, so I guess it was nothing to worry about!
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