Metal flakes!

So I just changed the oil in my 2012 KX250F and I noticed the oil was draining slow and upon closer inspection there were metal shavings coming out with the oil. Now I'm new to dirt bikes and this is my first one and oil change but I'm pretty sure this is REAL bad.

I pulled off the head cover and the timing is correct. There doesn't appear to be any damage on the top end. How bad is this and are there any suggestions as to what might be coming apart inside my engine?

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So I just changed the oil in my 2012 KX250F and I noticed the oil was draining slow and upon closer inspection there were metal shavings coming out with the oil. Now I'm new to dirt bikes and this is my first one and oil change but I'm pretty sure this is REAL bad.

I pulled off the head cover and the timing is correct. There doesn't appear to be any damage on the top end. How bad is this and are there any suggestions as to what might be coming apart inside my engine?

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Its hard to tell from the picture but if you pull the left and right engine covers you might get a better idea of whats going on.

Pay particular attention to the oil screen behind the flywheel.

i have never seen pieces like that come out the oil, only seen really small aluminium pieces.

 

Im curious - 

 

How many hours since last rebuild ?

 

What oil do you use ?

 

What kind of riding do you do ? 

 

Do you run the motor to the rev limiter ?

Are they magnetic? Looks like gear peices. Overheating changes the metal. Once the harder coatings gobe abd pitting develops crumbs happen. Then bigger chunks. Bust her down and inspect and post pics

i have never seen pieces like that come out the oil, only seen really small aluminium pieces.

Im curious -

How many hours since last rebuild ?

What oil do you use ?

What kind of riding do you do ?

Do you run the motor to the rev limiter ?

I have no idea how many hours since the last rebuild. I bought it used and the dealership didn't have that information. I used valvoline 10w-40 synthetic. I am still learning how to ride a dirt bike so I don't ride it hard. I have had a Harley for years so I have motorcycle experience just new to dirt bikes. I don't run it near the rev limiter yet.

You need to open the side covers as recommended and check everything, also open the cam cover and see if no abnormal wear on the cams and cam caps.

 

Under the flywheel is a scavenge screen that will have caught a lot of the metal pieces so make sure you remove and clean it,    

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