Anyone in here change there own oil? And Harley told me it was OK to have metal shavings off of the drain plug?
A healthy engine will produce x amount of fine metal in a given mileage interval. I seldom see more then half the magnet with a slight dust coating. First or second oil change when new, It had a small 1/16" dia ball stuck to it. That concerned me but in the last few years, nothing has changed. It also never burns oil and in 5k with Amsoil it never needs to be topped up. Mind you, I gave the rings a good workout on the trip home from the dealer to seat them in fast. Not high rpms but lots of repeated load cycles. These engines that are oil burners had a botched ring break in from driving them too easy at first without ring loading and it will take a shit load of miles to get them to seat in now.Yeah I went and talked to them this morning and showed them the paper towel I put it on. They didn’t seem to concerned. I’m changing over to amsoil now and I’m actually going to change again in 1000 miles just to be safe. Metal particular scare me. But I’m probably being to cautious about it.
Switching to Amzoil will reduce your oil consumption as well. I saw oil loss in the same relative amounts you did when I ran H-D oil. After switching to Amzoil, I dont lose any between oil changes.2012 dx bike has 5000 miles on it. They didn’t seem to concerned in the amount of shavings. I told them I’m changing over to amsoil to see if t cleans things up. I also told them I lost 3/4 of a quart of oil in the last 1000 miles.