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    If I were panning for gold..

    If I were panning for gold and this was gold I’d be pretty happy. Since it is not gold, I’m just wondering if this is the norm for first oil change. 323 miles. Kinda glad I didn’t wait until the recommended 600 miles. Also, the rubber material on the stock filter came off with the cover and other side stuck to motor. Going to do valves this weekend. Thanks. TTS
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    Not the kind of gold I'd be panning for, but glad you made that discovery earlier than later. Never understood why folks "wait" to change oil on low mile bikes that are years old.
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    Yep thats the norm and why I prefer spin on oil filters. I would just feel better if I never saw it.
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    This was my 1st oil change. 545 miles.
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    This was from a TW at 75 miles.

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    Bah, you never want to start changing it too early, it wastes oil and takes precious engine material out of the system. Here's a pic of me doing my first TW oil change at 29k, and it was just fine:

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    HaHa, Good one.
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    Perfectly normal, as is the rubber sticking to the metal the first time. Just put it back on and keep re-using it. It's caused by putting a totally dry filter into a totally dry housing.
    Change oil and clean filter again at 800 and 1,500 at which you can go to full synthetic. Your clutch and gearbox will improve quite a bit.
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    Happy to hear it is normal and I didn’t get a lemon.
    I’ve never reused oil filters. I put in new filter. You can see it in the background of the pic.
    How does one go about cleaning it? Just back washing with water and letting it dry?
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    Most of what you see on that filter is sealant from where the case halves were stuck together. It oozes out and when the motor is first run, it comes off and is caught in the filter. I see no reason from that picture why an early oil change was needed either. It's not like the stuff can now do any harm; the filter did it's job! And there's still lots of filter exposed, so no worry about clogged filter and poor oil flow.
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