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This morning I made the first oil change of my black edition.
I noticed several micro pieces of metal in the old oil.
I think it's normal.
Has it happened to you?
What do you think?
 

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What do you think?
I always have the dealership perform the 600 mile service because Honda has eastern lowland gorillas on the assembly line installing oil filters, so I wouldn't know about metal from the first service.
 

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This morning I made the first oil change of my black edition.
I noticed several micro pieces of metal in the old oil.
I think it's normal.
Has it happened to you?
What do you think?

Not wanting to come off as a smart*** but that's why it's always been called 'the break-in period'. 30, 40, 50 years ago, motor parts weren't the precision fit they are now, and moving parts rubbed and scraped themselves to a nice fit. It was common and expected to see metal in the first couple of oil changes. With modern engineering, much better metals, much more precision in manufacturing and assembly, new motors these days need hardly any 'breaking in'. You'll see some micro-specks, that's normal. Also, some of that metal may be 'swarf'. Metal from machining that wasn't cleaned out perfectly before assembly. The oil is doing its job in cleaning that stuff out.

Now you can get out and start enjoying the full range of that motor!!
 

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Those bits should have ended up in the oil filter. That's what it's there for.
 

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Those bits should have ended up in the oil filter. That's what it's there for.
In an euro5 bike the returning oil doesn't return thru the oil filter.
In our neck of the woods the metal is heavier than oil.

The ground metal parts fall at the bottom of the pan.
The oil pump skims the fresh oil from the case a bit above the bottom recess.

Could be the case in North American import.
But I read that metal is lighter in non euro bikes.
 

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In an euro5 bike the returning oil doesn't return thru the oil filter.
In our neck of the woods the metal is heavier than oil.

The ground metal parts fall at the bottom of the pan.
The oil pump skims the fresh oil from the case a bit above the bottom recess.

Could be the case in North American import.
But I read that metal is lighter in non euro bikes.
So you say no oil goes through the oil filter. No point having one then.

Honda slipped up there.--;););)
 

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So you say no oil goes through the oil filter. No point having one then.

Honda slipped up there.--;););)
returning oil not aspirated oil.........
 
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