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  • Offline Goat   nz

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    Gearbox shavings
    on: July 22, 2022, 10:17:02 pm
    July 22, 2022, 10:17:02 pm
    My XR has done 25000kms and am starting to getting metal shavings on the sump plug magnet. I this normal after this many kms?

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    Re: Gearbox shavings
    Reply #1 on: July 23, 2022, 03:24:45 pm
    July 23, 2022, 03:24:45 pm
    Some is normal, yes.  My '16 has 60,000 miles and I run 20/50, not seeing much on the magnet since I went to thicker oil. 
    I had an '18 model prior and I always had some "metal hair" on the magnet.
    You can also add some Lucas synthetic oil additive to your next oil change if you don't want to use heavier viscosity. 

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    Re: Gearbox shavings
    Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 07:22:18 am
    July 24, 2022, 07:22:18 am
    Thanks for the advice. I will try this next oil change

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    Re: Gearbox shavings
    Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 06:50:49 am
    July 25, 2022, 06:50:49 am
    Earlier in my ownership I got a few thin metal hairs that had me worried too but they started to get smaller and disappeared completely around the 30k mark.

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    Re: Gearbox shavings
    Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 08:27:59 am
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    Yeah it may have started to have some filings at 10000kms and after I changed to Castrol Power 1 and started doing some track days on it. Here hoping the filings go away after 30000kms!!!

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    Re: Gearbox shavings
    Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 09:01:11 pm
    July 25, 2022, 09:01:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Goat [+]
    Yeah it may have started to have some filings at 10000kms and after I changed to Castrol Power 1 and started doing some track days on it. Here hoping the filings go away after 30000kms!!!

    56,000 km on mine and she's pretty clean on the magnet....did get a few "pubes" of metal early on during the break in period and up to maybe 15k km...but relatively clean now. I do all my own servicing and check it every time to make sure engine and gearbox parts are still where they're supposed to be. :015:

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