Metal in the oil filter
My first post here, so please have some patience.
I'm a traveler doing Central and South amerika on a 2003 KLR650 I bought two weeks ago. It has 26000 miles and works fine.
However, changing the oil I found fine, fine particles of metal. I'm pretty sure most of it is Aluminium, but there are also some black, small particles there. I cleaned the oil filter and rode another 500 miles. I checked the filter again and found fresh metal.
The bike runs fine, whithout any distinct, obviously wrong noices. I can sometimes hear a very weak ratteling noice from what I think is the transmision, but it's so weak and not always there, so it's hard to tell. Clutching sometimes help on the sound, but not necesarily instantly. I also sometimes hit neutral when trying to change gear from for example 4th to 3rd.
The last owner changed the sylinder from a 650 to 685. I have no idea why, but as I said the motor seems to work fine.
I don't know if any of this is of any importance, I just try to give you as much to go on as possible.
I have pictures of the oil filter with metal in it, they can be sent upon request.
Thanks and cheers from Costa Rica,