18 FE ktm 450 magnet collection

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4/26/2018 8:37 PM

This is the 3rd oil change that has been done to the bike and it seems like there is a lot of shavings on the magnet, does this seem like a possible issue? I know new bikes usually have some crap but this seems extensive. It'd hard to tell from pic but the filter has some on it too. I just don't remember our 250f having thus much Photo Photo

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4/27/2018 5:18 AM

That is more than my 450 drain plug ever had on it....I would remove all screens & drain plugs, clean, run new oil through it & change it again to see what comes out. Send that drain plug photo to your dealer and ask their opinion, at least it will document your findings.

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4/27/2018 5:40 AM

Ive never had a brand new bike, but ive had brand new rebuilt motors, and have never ever seen anything like that. Most ive seen is really fine glitter in my oil - and thats normal for any oil change. That looks like chips from a drill lol

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4/27/2018 9:41 AM

It looks like shavings from a tap when they threaded a hole, seems like a lot that wouldve been left behind but I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it

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4/27/2018 10:17 AM

I’m not sure where that could come from?

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4/28/2018 3:33 AM

We have done 4 oil changes on ours and have not seen anything like that!

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4/28/2018 4:33 AM

I guess only time will tell, praying it's not a big deal..lol

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