Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Blackstone Oil analysis
I sent an oil sample to Blackstone from my recent oil change at 43,3XX miles on a 2009 DL1000 and 4100 miles on the oil. This is the first analysis so it is the "baseline" for this bike.
All looked good though they noted the cooper was a little on the high side but didn't think it was a problem and will have to keep an eye on it in future analysis. their guess is the contaminant is from a bronze/cooper bushing (?)
Can anyone tell me what component(s) in the 1000 engine might be made of this material?
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