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I was talking to a friend last night and they asked when I was getting my first oil change, and I responed, 6months/5000 miles. They asked me if I was concerned with the metal chipping that would get into my oil b/c the car is new. I have NEVER heard of such a thing. Have ya'll?
 

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I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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I have heard of such things and decided to get my oil changed at 1,500 miles just to be on the safe side. Plenty of people have gone to 5,000, though.
 

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There are screens and filters in the oiling system to prevent any serious damage from this. It is entirely unnecessary to change the oil at any time before the factory recommended interval.

This is OLD school stuff because it used to be a big deal when there was a lot of wear from break-in. It just isn't true any more. The advances in materials have made this entirely a waste of good oil.
 

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Yeah, but nobody uses a 180 stone for final hone on a cylinder anymore. A good finish is 400 or better. Some of the late model bikes require a 600 grit finish. The cylinders look almost mirror finished before you put them together. There's just not a lot of wearing in going on there.
 

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Thanks guys! I knew ya'll had the answers!
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We are talking about inside the cylinder walls when you hone out the engine block. There are machines that do this from the factory and such, the old school way is to use a honing tool, like the pic I included. It has sandpaper on all three of the surfaces and spins to smooth out all the sides. This is surely not precision machining, which is why it isn't done like this anymore.

 
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