oil light on


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stephenminer
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oil light on

Postby stephenminer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:33 pm



when im fixing to start my bike i turn the key to on and crank it...the starter engages but it does start bike...well the neutral light is on and so is the oil light any suggestion as to why



stephenminer
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Re: oil light on

Postby stephenminer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:49 pm

it also sounds like it is not getting any gas

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Re: oil light on

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:09 pm

oil light should go off once the engine starts
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Re: oil light on

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:19 pm

The oil light comes on when there is insufficient oil pressure. When the engine isn't running, there is zero oil pressure, which is why the oil light comes on. Once the engine starts, the oil light should go out immediately.




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