I have a 2005 Honda CRF250R that I purchased from a good friend just about a year ago. During that year I rode it maybe 5 times. During my most recent ride I noticed something odd. I was doing some free riding up north of family property when my bike didn't seem to be responding correctly. I pulled off and figured I had run out of gas, but to my surprise my tank was nearly full, and yes the gas was on. So I thought maybe it overheated. I checked the coolant and it was fine. So I took a break from riding and let the bike settle. After about 30 minutes I went back to the bike and tried to kick it over. About every 5th kick the kick-starter wouldn't budge at all. It would take some muscling, but it would kick over, shut off and "lock up" again. After about 5 failed attempts I left it for the rest of our trip. I got back home and drained the oil and noticed some brass looking metal shavings in the oil. So I took off the left side crank cover and noticed metal flakes all in the bottom. I'm wondering what it was and what this means. If ANYONE has any ideas of knowledge of this it would be greatly appreciated. Here are some pics of what I found.