Originally Posted by kipd
I upgraded my noisy compensator to the SE version about 6000 miles ago on my 2010 SG. I changed the primary fluid today and noticed a lot of Metal shavings on the plug magnet. even more than the first change after the new bike break-in. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Bike is out of warranty and I really want to avoid the big bill after having the dealer tell me everything looks normal.
I would expect an above-average amount of small
shavings the first oil change after installing the SE comp, but nothing big that would suggest something is breaking apart. I ran my bike a few weeks after the SE comp install and changed the fluid, expecting some contamination from break-in, and there indeed was some. Shavings have been reduced for subsequent changes, although after 25k miles I still get some. I would expect some shavings to show up between oil changes even in a well-broken-in primary.
Check after the next oil change and I'll bet you won't see as much contamination.