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Oil light is on eventhough there is enough oil

The oil light is on while the bike is running and the oil level is to high. Then when you shut the bike off all the oil backfills possibly into the crankcase. There is also some vibration and rough idle.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Either your oil pump isn't working well or your sensor is bad.

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The oil light is not a volume light it is a pressure light. You may not be getting any oil circulating DO NOT CONTINUE TO RUN THE ENGINE. Trailer the bike to a shop and have them take a look. You could ruin your engine in a minute, no kidding!

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