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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-05-2016, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Metal shards on primary plug??

Noticed 2 pieces of metal about 1/2 in long on my primary drain pluggable servicing it. It had the normal junk on the plug but the 2 pieces of metal concerns me. Bike had formula + in it and ODO is at 11,800. What's the deal?
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Anyone seen this before? Any suggestions or recommendations?

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The fuzz on the magnetic drain plug is normal. Those splinter pieces don't look like they should be there. The fuzz is from basically metal to metal surface contact such as compensator and clutch wear etc. The splinter pieces may be clutch material. Does it shift and run normal? Any work done to it recently? If you do your own work I'd dive in just to make sure everything is ok. If not then bring in into a shop for inspection

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Would clutch friction material be magnetic enough to stick to the drain plug? I would be concerned to say the least.
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Who knows what it is without taking it apart. Like I said before, I'd open it up or bring it to someone to open it up to make sure everything is good.

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Are the Lil splinters...very thin and sharp as hell, break easy and briddle?
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Are the Lil splinters...very thin and sharp as hell, break easy and briddle?
Yes, just like that

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The fuzz on the magnetic drain plug is normal. Those splinter pieces don't look like they should be there. The fuzz is from basically metal to metal surface contact such as compensator and clutch wear etc. The splinter pieces may be clutch material. Does it shift and run normal? Any work done to it recently? If you do your own work I'd dive in just to make sure everything is ok. If not then bring in into a shop for inspection
Shifts and runs fine. No engine/primary work done since new

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I would drop the floor boards and remove the primary cover and inspect. Look closely for wear or any other signs of pieces of metal. Find out what it is before you ride it anymore. Inspect the clutch plates and the metal plates that are in between the clutch plates. Look at the adjusting arm on the primary chain adjuster. I think it safe to say it's not from the rotor/stater system. I hope it's not a piece of a bearing race walking out.
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I would drop the floor boards and remove the primary cover and inspect. Look closely for wear or any other signs of pieces of metal. Find out what it is before you ride it anymore. Inspect the clutch plates and the metal plates that are in between the clutch plates. Look at the adjusting arm on the primary chain adjuster. I think it safe to say it's not from the rotor/stater system. I hope it's not a piece of a bearing race walking out.
Umm, sounds bad. That's a trip to the stealer cause I sure can't do mechanic work. I've got esp on the bike so maybe they will take care of it....
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