Originally Posted by GillyWI
Mack, how many miles are on yours, or specifically, how many on when the oil was samples with those readings?? Very important to know.
Mileage was 12K at the time of the test. Still seems more odd that your magnesium was that high - a 100x times more! ? ? Next test will be around 18K which will be around February I'm guessing.
I'm not concerned with the engine as much as I am with the final drive. I'm not hearing any odd engine noise nor clutch squeals so I doubt if it is self-disintegrating. The engine numbers weren't alarming to them and they still called it residual-breaking in.
My final drive had unusually high chromium and iron content and they advised me to keep an eye on it and change it around 5,000 miles ("lifetime-lubricated" my butt!). I'll do it in Feb. as well.
For now, it's running like a champ after spending so much downtime in various shops chasing out the niggles the thing had (e.g. two fuel strips, BBS, stalling, centerstand, oil caps, idle control servo, airbox (times 2), fuel fittings, bloated gas tank, cam chain tensioner (times 2), funky fault codes, bulbs, slow-cranking stock battery, a bunch of drops, severed clutch line, tows, and whatever else).
Taking three years to get the thing straightened out is annoying, but for now it is acting real sweet. As a result, I'm hesitant to move on to the K1300 as that stalling thing and the endless chase for a cure still seems distant on that model. Having a very heavy bike stall on a steep 180 degree hairpin turn isn't cool.