My 08 Goldwing turned over 1000 miles today, so decided to change the oil. I drained it in a glass jar and it was just slightly darker than the new oil I put in. I put a magnet in the oil and was very surprised to find zero metal particles on the magnet. I put in new Honda oil and a new Honda filter on.I had read posts here of the oil being black and lots of metal filing in the oil when removed. That is what I suspected too, but was not the case. Whats up with that? Must have been a clean freak that assembled this engine!