Well I hate to say it but I’ve witnessed the Boogieman and caught his tail on camera. Dumping the factory fill on my 2019 Honda Monkey at 500 miles when something dropped out of the crankcase.
Obviously a aluminum chip from a machining process. This engine only had a centrifugal oil filter that is supposed to be serviced every 3-5k miles ( can’t remember)
But maybe this is why people like dropping that factory fill a little early!
Attached is a photo of said chip and the link is a video of the first oil drain showing it comes out of the crankcase. Don’t ask why I was filming. I don’t even know...
And before someone asks, no it’s not a valve spring retainer.
Last edit : no I’m not concerned, the engine runs like a champ WOT for about 1000 miles now. https://youtu.be/ykpHWu330OY