Yeah, don't panic yet. That's a lot of swarf, but if the screen hasn't been pulled before it may not be a problem. When I pulled my screen for the second oil change 1500 miles after the first one I did (12K miles when I bought the bike) I found more pieces of gasket material/sealer from the valve covers than I would have ever believed that I let drop into the motor. And a few pieces of metal that have me worrying about the oil galley plug in the crank backing out. After soliciting inputs here on the board, I'm just waiting for the next oil change to check the screen again before I panic about the metal stuff.
In other words, if the screen has been in there the whole time, there will be a lot of stuff on it. It catches everything. Watch it for consistent evidence of ongoing damage over more than one oil change.
I am also about to clean my oil screen, but there appears to be some type of wire going into where you are supposed to loosen the oil filter bolt. What do I do with the wire or am I in the wrong place? Thanks...
This thread is making me nervous. I've never looked at the screen and I bought the bike used with 4k miles and I've put 400 miles on it since. I think my 'warranty' is just about up on this bike too :-/
Remove the temp sensor from the plug. I didn't and when the plug finially broke free the socket slipped and caught the end of the connecter. I've had mine out three times and basicly the only stuff i found was the first visit. Don't over torque on assembly the large threads make it easy to overtighten. : :