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Old Sep 4th 2013, 02:22 PM   #21
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I've been racking my brain ever since I saw the pics.

I just woke up from a good nights sleep and it's just dawned on me what they look like.

Because they're uniform and moulded into a particular shape, they look like the finger off a paddle wheel type of oil slinger which can be found in small engines like Briggs and Stratton lawn mowers for lube distribution because there's no oil pump for pressure feed.
Quite crude and simple, but highly efficient at what they do

Surely not from the engine crankcase part, but most likely from the transmission end of the machine.

If i'm correct, then I wonder what's made them snap off?
Have the come into hard contact with something in there?
Or have they simply gone brittle and snapped off from the wheel due to fatigue?

The other question that comes to mind is are they for oil control to stop oil from building up in a particular area, or are they intended to serve as an active part of the lube system????
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
I've been racking my brain ever since I saw the pics.

I just woke up from a good nights sleep and it's just dawned on me what they look like.

Because they're uniform and moulded into a particular shape, they look like the finger off a paddle wheel type of oil slinger which can be found in small engines like Briggs and Stratton lawn mowers for lube distribution because there's no oil pump for pressure feed.
Quite crude and simple, but highly efficient at what they do

Surely not from the engine crankcase part, but most likely from the transmission end of the machine.

If i'm correct, then I wonder what's made them snap off?
Have the come into hard contact with something in there?
Or have they simply gone brittle and snapped off from the wheel due to fatigue?

The other question that comes to mind is are they for oil control to stop oil from building up in a particular area, or are they intended to serve as an active part of the lube system????
Your thinking too much there digger . Will have the motor completely dismantled this week so will have the answers .
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Old Sep 4th 2013, 05:58 PM   #23
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Yup found another one after I did a oil change last nite. Who know how many fell down the drain hole that I didn't see on the pan. This is gay like AIDS.

Oh well that what warranty if for I guess
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Old Sep 4th 2013, 08:39 PM   #24
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My guess would be something to do with the parts collection prior to assembly. All the parts are collected from the parts area, and assembled onto a series of plastic trays. Just speculation mind you, but I like others I am sure, are waiting to hear what you find.
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Old Sep 7th 2013, 09:18 PM   #25
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Motor is now fully dismantled . It's a mystery where the plastic comes from its not from anywhere in the 1199 motor .
My guess is it could be from contaminated oil used in the factory but IMO I would not be worried about it .
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Back to square one. Wouldn't the development team at the factory be able to tell right away what those pieces/shapes are?
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Old Sep 9th 2013, 02:00 AM   #27
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Well not really . You can at least have comfort knowing your bike is not falling apart internally .
I personally would not worry about it .
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Thanks for the replies Wilkson and everybody else. The bike is running beautifully and no issues. I too believe it may be part of an assembly jig, etc. I have contacted Austin Gray (Technical Director for DNA) and asked him to look into it. I will report what he tells me.
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Old Apr 4th 2014, 12:50 AM   #29
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Woah Woah Woah! It could be very sinister.

I've found similar on my 1199 S. Mine were found to be the gearing/cogs teeth that makes up part of the water pump drive. I stripped mine, had no water pump and essentially could of destroyed the engine. The dealer found it as they were changing a corroded/poorly finished engine casing for me. If I wasn't getting that done it would of meant the engine too. They said if the shop were a couple more miles away I could of killed it!

I urge all of you who have found these at any point to get down to your dealers and tell them to sort it. They did mine still under warranty, no questions. At the very least they should check it to be certain!

Either way this isn't something that should be passed off lightly, not when we've all paid premium price!?!?!
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Old Apr 4th 2014, 02:24 AM   #30
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Those pieces are not part of the pump gears .
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