I'd like to see the full reports if you could post them. I can help with the interpretation of the results, and you would also likely get helpful input from others here.
It seems maybe we should all be doing more oil analyses on these bikes as a way to make sure everything is wearing correctly before the warranty expires, so we can get the necessary repairs before catastrophic failure. I am definitely going to have the engine, transmission and final drive oils analyzed before my warranty runs out.
500 ppm Iron is considered excessive for a final drive. This could indicate excessive wear of bearings, gears, shafts, or from housing/castings. However, we all see metal filings on the magnetic drain plug, so it may be normal iron for a K1200LT. I've never seen another analysis for a K1200LT final drive oil, but it sounds like you might have one. What was the ppm last time?
50 ppm Silicon is also considered excessive for a final drive. This could be from dirt, oil additives, gasket materials, silicon sealant, or housing/castings.
It sounds like the oil is holding up, but there may be some mechanical problems.
Last edited by TimVipond; Aug 21st, 2006 at 7:48 am.