metal shavings

HONDA65

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I've got a '00 426, that I've had since May. After all this time, I still find metal shavings in the filter. I've had absolutely no problems with the clutch as others have reported,and I change the oil after every 2 rides. (well,I try to anyway)I haven't taken the clutch apart, but have not felt the need to. Any idea why there is still so much shaving material in there?
 
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Hi Honda, I also have a 00 426 and have experienced the same thing. The first few oil changes I got quite a bit of metal in the oil filter and the magnetic drain plug I use. At this point I barley get any metal in the filter and on the drain plug.
 
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I've never NOT gotten metal shavings in my oil screen (I refuse to call it a filter).

Those clutch parts and piston are big wear items. Check and make sure that metal is AL. You should also see clutch plate particles (dark color).

I bought my first new oil screen ever this past week (the old one was physically deformed), and I can't believe I'm still on the original clutch and piston.

Still runs great. My bike is a 1998 YZ400F.

Tony