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    Quote Originally Posted by reddave View Post
    Using some heat did occur to me, however, I don't own a heat gun and I was nervous about using the propane torch...
    Hey Reddave...if you get caught out like that again, just borrow your wife's electric hair dryer. Should work fine in this application.
    If she does not have one, tell her you're going to get her one or better, surprise her with one.
    Only get a heat gun instead. Tell her it's a top of the line model so be careful and use it sparingly.
    Then you can borrow her "hair dryer" whenever needed.
    And you will be a real thoughtful hero-hubby and score lots of brownie points!

    Let us know how that works out...
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    Fortunately, I am single at the moment. Unfortunately, I am also bald. Therefore, no hairdryer in sight!!!
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    Go to the store. Give the man some money. He'll let you take a heat gun home.
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    Scoob has been sick almost all spring and summer so it was time to finish making him feel all better.


    For those of you who had the chance to ride behind me you know he was feeling ill. This is after I cleaned all the carbon off the top of the piston


    Had to preform a little open heart surgery


    Honed the cylinder and put in new piston and rings. Next time, if I have too, I'll bore out the cylinder and put a bigg'in in. For now, it's just replace the old with the new


    Fresh makeup


    ...and ready for sea-trials to make sure Scoob isn't running like a 2-stroke pouring smoke all over the trail. Oh, and to make sure there ain't any leaks. First startup and short run down to the mailbox didn't show any signs of leaks. Now it's time to apply a little stress to make sure there's no runs, drips or errors.
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    Lookin' good!
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    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

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    And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
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    I just rode my little route to work but today I passed up the 46,000 mile mark.
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    Changed my oil and oil filter yesterday (800mi since last change) and also cleaned my chain (1wk since last chain cleaning). Then rode to meet a friend to do some bouldering at a local climbing gym. Twus nice.

    Question: Best way to clean the stock oil filter if you don't want to replace it every time. Thus far I have replaced it on all changes, but now that it's really getting broken in, I think I can make it a few changes before having to change out the liter again. Can I just cleaned with water and let it dry?

    Also, this is the 3rd oil change since I have had the bike. Did one at 600, then again at about 1800. Then today at around 2600. I had metal in the filter for the first two. There was very little if any noticeable this third time; however, I did see metal in the primary oil after I drained it. A decent amount of it. The bike seems to be running okay and seemed like the clutch is a bit "smoother" after this most recent change. Just wasn't expecting to still have that much metal come out with the drained oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I just rode my little route to work but today I passed up the 46,000 mile mark.
    If you don't mind, how much money did you put into service/maintenance during that time period? I doubt I will ever put that many miles on mine, but I'd sure like to.
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    There is really no reason to ever change the oil filter from the original stock one, you clean it in kerosene with a soft bristle brush and shake it out. Not sure what oil you are using but I would be using Mobil 1 4T full synthetic in your TW. Some metal will always find its way out of the sump on every change but it gets much less each time. Many of us wish there was some way to completely flush the entire oil sump but I never heard of a way to do it without splitting the cases. Most of this metal is just left over debris from the machining process that flakes off the gears and other internal parts and it should all be caught by the filter or the drain screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    There is really no reason to ever change the oil filter from the original stock one, you clean it in kerosene with a soft bristle brush and shake it out. Not sure what oil you are using but I would be using Mobil 1 4T full synthetic in your TW. Some metal will always find its way out of the sump on every change but it gets much less each time. Many of us wish there was some way to completely flush the entire oil sump but I never heard of a way to do it without splitting the cases. Most of this metal is just left over debris from the machining process that flakes off the gears and other internal parts and it should all be caught by the filter or the drain screen.

    GaryL
    Thanks GaryL. That's what I kinda figured from following other posts regarding the metal shavings, but it was more so for the filter vs. the drain plug, but that makes sense. That also makes sense with the filter, and is good to know. I am a professional over thinker though, so I always appreciate the reassurance. I'm loving this bike, and trying to maintain it better than my previous bikes. I'm gaining more confidence on doing my own maintenance with this bike being so easy to work on.

    I'll be swapping out my chain and sprockets here in the next several weeks, so that will be the biggest thing I've done to date.
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