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Default Metal chunks in oil

I have an 01 883 that I haven’t ridden in a while. Started it up and let it idle for a few minutes and then pulled the oil and primary plugs to change the fluid. I let it drain overnight and found a good bit of metal grit and shavings the next day. Since I didn’t know where it came from I cut open the filter and didn’t see anything, so I assumed it was the primary so I pulled the cover and the clutch and chain. Some small flakes on the magnets but no chunks.

I went to clean out the drain pan I had been using and I found what looks to be and intact needle from a bearing. I don’t know how it would have escaped without getting mangled but I went ahead and pulled the transmission. The needle bearings that stay in the case were intact,so I pulled off one gear on the countershaft to look at the split bearings. The one from the pan looks larger than the one on the shaft so I figured I would call it a night before going any further.

Does anyone know if the main shaft uses larger needle bearings? Could this be a pin from something I took apart already that fell in the pan? I took measurements and I’m going to try to post some pictures..never mind. I don’t know how. The needle measures .425” long with a diameter of .093”

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Primary chain breaking up?
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The chain looks good.
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Is it real fine metal like a metal flake in paint? If so I would tend to agree that it is from primary.
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its Probably the consistency of coarse sand with slivers that look like what you get from drilling metal. There probably enough to cover an area the size of a quarter if you spread it out.

Are the crank and transmission the only place where needle bearings are used?
I’m probably going to pull the cam cover off tonight.
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On the main and counter shafts the needle bearing are the same size.
But on the 5th gear assembly the needle bearings are larger.

Here is the breakdown from Ronnie's

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....ISSION%20GEARS
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Hopefully I found the problem. The shift detent was cocked due to the garbage retainer Harley uses. Looks like it’s been making contact on one of the lobes.
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