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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Oil light?

My oil light has came on a couple of time the last week for no apparent reason. I haven't done anything different, but it seems to always happen at the first stoplight coming out of my neighborhood.

I start the bike and let idle for 30 seconds. Then I cruise thru the hood going 20-25mph for about 3/4 mile, and when I brake for the first stoplight the oil light starts flashing. I turn off the bike, check the oil-level indicator, and then start it back up, and the light isn't flashing anymore.

Ive read in the owners manual it can come on during steep ascents or during hard braking, but I've been braking at the same rate at this particular stoplight since Ive had the bike and never had this issue. There have been other times when I have been hard on the brakes and the oil light didnt' come on.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2005, 05:22 AM
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Bad switch, a short, pump is worn, oil too thick?? Just guessing!

The sump pump may not be picking-up the oil at lower rpms cause oil is still cold. Still just guessing!

Really don't think it's a problem as long as the pressure comes back up.

A few ccs short of a full litre.
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My R6 is real sensitive about oil level. I take it you have checked your oil level while cold and standing straight up (not you, the bike )?


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It did it again today. I just kept riding and after maybe 1/4 mile it went off.

Yeah, Ive got the oil to the high limit on the oil-level indicator window when the bike is upright. I doubt the oil is too thick or too cold. In a matter of seconds my bike's temp is up to 150F not to mention it's been 100+ the last few weeks.

Is the oil light to indicate both level and pressure? Is there a way to notice whether the problem is either? I doubt it's the oil level, because I have no leaks, and after a night of sitting the oil is always at the same level. What could cause a pressure loss? The oil pump is completely internal right? So how can I check for a short?

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the only time I had the oil light come on, when the levels were ok, was when I would take off quickly.


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Better get it looked at by a pro. 1/4 mi might be a bit much. The light comes on because of low pressure. Can be one of several problems, including bad sensor. an internal leak, or bad pump.

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So what I've gathered from other R1 owners is this bike is very sensitive to oil pressue and level. Ive been told by other owners that they fill the oil until it covers the window, and the problem goes away for the most part. I took this advice, but still my oil light comes on. I found the light always comes on when I first brake and pull in the clutch at the same time.

I have access to the online R1 manual as well as a voltometer which Ive never taken out of the package. Would anyone want to help me find my oil switch sensor or wires?? I truly don't want to take the bike to a dealer, yet I'm getting annoyed witht the light coming on every f'n day.

I could only repay you with alcohol and PCP.

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