Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
The metal shards in the oil would do it for me, I have an 06 with 12K and change and never any metal at all in the filter or the oil. As for the cam stripe / gouge, if it runs fine I would drive it. I would not be happy at what I found but rather than obsessing on it I would just drive.
I have been very lucky with many of my motorcycles over the years. I do basic maintenance Chain, tires, oil, check for loose stuff, but as far as elective surgery I am a subscriber to the old "If it aint broke don't fix it" mentality.
Why does that make me lucky? I don't worry about anything, I just drive the bikes. If they start acting funny, at that point I get out the wrench's.
Spinning / flashing LED tail light;Dished seat;Nerf Bars;Panniers and rack;Aluminum skid pan;Master cylinder guard;tall shield;Heated gel grips;Acerbis Rally Pro guards with spoilers;Superbike low front fender;Doo upgrade;16T counter sprocket; K&N filter and box mod;GPS mount;Dash with voltage meter & clock;1" raising links;T bypass mod;anti vibe bars;anti vibe mirror mounts;Euro light switch; Aluminum choke leaver;new dry cell Super battery;Mefo Expolere's;New bearings and races
Last edited by Hardyreels; 10-14-2009 at 10:31 PM.