Well, just got the wildcat out for it's first run this year. decided to drop the oil afterwards since I've never changed it since getting it. (guy I bought it from had just done the service on it at his dealer) and I doubt we've put 30 hours on it in the two years we've had it. (yes, I know I should change it at least once a year regardless. anyways, the oil came out pretty clean anyways.
well, I wasn't too happy with the oil plug when I removed it. saw this sticking to the end of the magnet. so it looks like a roller from a bearing. any ideas from what? Motor seemed to run fine. only thing I can think of would be a wrist pin bearing from a piston that I'm used to from dirtbike rebuilds, but how in hell could it get out of there? something left over from a previous engine failure that the PO didn't tell me about? Now I'm scared about running this thing. it shows no damage on the pin at all, and like I said, the motor seems to run fine.