Drain the oil into a clean container, preferably a white or light colored one. Look for metal in any form, chips, pieces, metal flake. See if the filter has come loose. If just a loose filter, spin on a new one and I think you'll probably be OK.
:dance: I never did close the loop, the oil filter did spin off!! No apparent engine damage as I have ridden about 2000 miles since the incident.
For all the above with the suggestions, you diagnosis from a far was correct, thanks for the help.
Just be sure that you don't let this mishap cause you to tighten the next oil filter like a GORILLA We've seen some pretty interesting threads around here where they were over-tightened and couldn't be removed w/o a WHOLE lotta trouble. :cussing:
Just tighten the new one to spec, using a good quality torque wrench and you're good to go! Glad it didn't lunch your engine.
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