Metallic good stuff in oil filter 2000mi

So I was just outside changing the oil in the Drz getting it ready for spring. I decided to take a look at the oil filter since the bike did 6 hours of woods riding in october. I can see some metallic pieces in the oil filter when its spread out. the bike has a light tapping noise to it but its never really been a mouse quiet engine anyway, how worried about this should I be? Bike is under factory 1 year warranty until july and only has 2000 miles on it. Engine oil and filter has been changed once at 200 miles 700 miles and 1500 miles with 10-40 dino oil until 700 synthetic after. Not exactly thrilled to be seeing that type of stuff in the oil filter already...


Edited by Corrad

Looks normal to me. You'll always have a tiny amount of debris in the filter. That is why it exists.

That's normal for that low of miles for street and especially if mainly offroad. Take a look at filters once you get above 8,000 miles. are so bad I can't tell a thing from them

How often do you change the oil? Doesn't look out of the ordinary for a low mileage engine depending on your oil change intervals.

The bike has had synthetic oil run in it after the 700 mile mark. I Changed it again at 1500 with synthetic 10-40, and yesterday I changed it with synthetic 20-50. I found an oil filter from the last time I changed it and opened it up, same looking debris in it so I guess I'm not really worried about it. I assume its slag peices from the sides of the transmission parts and whatnot. I apologize for the terrible pics, I tried to zoom in with my phone and obviously it didn't help  :rolleyes: . At any rate thanks for taking the time to take a look and put my mind at ease! I'm really looking forward to taking her out again after I finally decide on whether to get a Shinko 244 for the rear again or a Michelin t63...

Are the particles magnetic in the latest filter?

Not sure if they are magnetic or not, Ill try in a little while before I leave and let you know. Doesn't have any brass colors in it so that,s good.

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