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confuse Ok so today I passed some major hurdles on the TTR 250.  I finally got the check valve in the mail - inserted it - and finished the carb rebuild.  Reinstalled Carb, added fuel and the engine started immediately.  It was truly a proud moment.  I even started to think well "just maybe".  I had halted any other repair beyond parts cleaning until I heard it running.  Decided I should throw the chain back on and take an easy - quick spin around the ranch.  You know, make sure it'll go through the gears.  Note this was very sketchy on the cracking dry rotted tires - but then again - ya gotta risk happiness often times.  Bike performed ok (stuck throttle and mushy clutch).  Step 2, now that I hear it run, is to get all that old oil out and replace oil filter.  Well I completed that job and started to examine the engine oil in the shop light.  I felt like I was panning for Gold (well silver in this case - but I don't believe that is a thing).  See Image Below... Who can tell me, Stop - it's no good?  Proceed with caution and do these things.... OR It's normal on a bike that just started for the first time in about 5 years - continue making her badass again!  

 

Guys I really need some advice on this one.  Thanks

Greg



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It's fairly normal to see a bit of aluminium I'm the oil it tends to be small bits of the clutch basket . The longer the oil is in the more metal there is .

A suggested plan a . Change the oil and ride it a bit then change it again and see if the oil has improved . Before you start looking inside 



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Thanks I will do that - Its good to know because the bike is starting and running like a new bike right now - kinda starting to get attached to it

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I've always run a mesh oil filter it's just a case of washing it out and reusing it .  a paper filter might be good to catch all of the 

Aluminium  .I have a magnetic sump plug to catch and steel bits usually a very  small amount of black stuff stuck to it .



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