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Yes, everything was cleaned and cleaned again by me. I can’t tell you how many cans of brake and parts cleaner I used to clean everything. I feel like what I am seeing is normal too.
Looks normal to me. No matter how much you clean you never get it all. That's why it's worth doing an early oil change on an new build.

Always take the pan of drained oil out into the sunlight. What glitters won't be gold...
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Looks normal to me. No matter how much you clean you never get it all. That's why it's worth doing an early oil change on an new build.

Always take the pan of drained oil out into the sunlight. What glitters won't be gold...

Yeah like you said maybe there is few left at some place too, but me too looks normal to me. Hard to say but it was similar to mine. It would be fun if it was gold haha

I had a yamaha raptor 660 2004, engine and transmission share the same oil but at every oil change i was like holy ****. There was a lot of metal shaving, oil was grey of metal shaving. I run like that 3 years, i sold it to a young boy that beat the shit out of it during few years and never had problem...
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I had a yamaha raptor 660 2004, engine and transmission share the same oil but at every oil change i was like holy ****. There was a lot of metal shaving, oil was grey of metal shaving..
It's a different animal when the engine and trans share oil. They have magnetic drain plugs for a reason...
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Yes, i supose all there particules was almost cause by the transmission gear and clutch wear. The first time i flush primary on my sportster there was a bit of metal particule on the magnet and this is normal too
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Just rode another 113 miles out in the country for a total of 135 miles. There was very little, to no traffic and lots of time to vary the throttle positions and do engine braking. No problems to report and everything felt great! I was able to hit 208 cells with the Target Tune. Here is a pic of the PV screen. I did a third oil change after this ride and there was even less silver metal present in the oil and oil filter, so we’re looking good there. Ready to take it back out again soon!

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Nice! Im currently tuning with target tune too. Do you look if you have knock count in your gauge in PV?. After each ride i get few knock.. dont know if its normal or maybe my timing is too high, i will ask Hammer to be sure.
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My oil was basically a gray colour on first change after the 1250 conversion. Seemed like the metal shavings were so fine, more like a dust.
As we know the gold colour is the big concern but you may get some small particles at first break-in mileage.
You were very particular with this build and all should be ok.
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Nice! Im currently tuning with target tune too. Do you look if you have knock count in your gauge in PV?. After each ride i get few knock.. dont know if its normal or maybe my timing is too high, i will ask Hammer to be sure.
I haven’t checked for knock yet,!but I will have a look to see.
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My oil was basically a gray colour on first change after the 1250 conversion. Seemed like the metal shavings were so fine, more like a dust.
As we know the gold colour is the big concern but you may get some small particles at first break-in mileage.
You were very particular with this build and all should be ok.
Yes, that sounds exactly like what I saw in my oil. When did you do your first oil change and at what point did the gray/silver shavings disappear?
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