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Old 11-29-12, 09:32   #11
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May be its residue from the earlier oil changes as you might have not drained every drop of the old oil from break ins for example completely so such flakes were left behind OR from an older unchanged oil filter that were inside the filter for quite some time but just came out with the current oil change .
Usually it's always a good practice to change the oil while the bike is slightly warm as that helps with the flow of oil and get anything and everything out of the motor . When you changed the oil before did you always change the oil filter as well or did not reason i am asking cause of what you stated that might also be a reason for the shavings they accumulated in the filter but just rolled out during this oil change I think you should be alright
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Old 11-29-12, 10:05   #12
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Get a good magnetic drain bolt as well. There's a link buried in a thread somewhere. Some metallic residue is normal wear and tear, especially the first few changes.
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Magnetic plug is going to be purchased. And to those who asked, its had one previous oil change change, and I don't know if they did the filter. And yes I warm the bike up (or do it when I get home from a ride).

And argh! It's mimicking my boyfriend! And it ate my cellphone! It's evil oil out to dominate the world! :p
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Oh my god!
This is far worse then you think. I can clearly see a human face in your catch pan. You better get this checked out right away!
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Magnetic plug is going to be purchased. And to those who asked, its had one previous oil change change, and I don't know if they did the filter. And yes I warm the bike up (or do it when I get home from a ride).

And argh! It's mimicking my boyfriend! And it ate my cellphone! It's evil oil out to dominate the world! :p
A lot of the stuff in oil will not adhere to magnet. copper brass alumnium etc. A good oil filter should trap most filings. Personaly I use a hacksaw and cut my filter open to see what has been trapped. As Kegdale said it's probably normal wear. As far as the face in the pan, I feel quite sure it will disappear when you reinstal the pan.
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I was going to cut the filter open, but took it whole to the dealer and they disposed of it :( all is well according to triumph, completely normal! Always nice to hear from the dealer lol :)


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Glad to read its all good
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