2016 Hyperstrada 939, 93 900ss, 2017 CRF250L RALLY, 2003 F650GS DAKAR, 1993 KLR250, 1986 HONDA TLR20
Don't let this be you.
Thanks, Ducvet. Despite the bike being 27 years old, it only had about 7,200 miles on the clock. So perhaps the stuff I found was leftover from the break-in. That would be a best case scenario in my book.LA2SD
What did the drain plug magnet look like?
what was in the bottom of the oil pan?
If the answer is nothing to either I do think your plan to clean everything and run a short oil change interval is a good one. There are many pockets in these cases to trap metal for a later date. What I see for metal and are worth looking for is steel nail clippings that end up on the magnet from transmission break in and should go away with use.
The big one I see is steel chips, powder and a growing amount this is often the main bearings and if it continues you can damage many more parts from the metal in the oil. Rule of thumb is if the engine feels rougher and more vibration and you also see a INCREASING amount of steel on your drain plug you need to run it as little as possible or start putting money aside for a rebuild.
It is never a bad idea on a new to you bike to clean a pan, drop the oil,inspect the filters and if all is good you can put the oil back in. New oil does not help you diagnose the problem as lots of sellers do a oil change as they are selling the bike if you find fresh looking oil AND metal then it is indicating something is going south rapidly.
Thanks for your time and advice. I sincerely appreciate it.I would wait as what you described sounds normal often enough.
Keep im mind a 900carby in stock form will peak around 7000rpm and start dropping. One in my dyno that was close to stock dropped 4hp between 7000 and 8000. That extra vibrations may be the bike telling you to shift.
thats been done. The belts are not causing the racket im hearing. Doesn't matter how new or old the belts are. They are not the problem.Do Not Under any Circumstances Touch That Starter Button Without Replacing those Belts FIRST