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Oil pump light stays on after bike fell over in driveway

Bike fell over in the drive way and now when i start the bike the oil pressure light wont go off and the engine sounds rough.

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  • mathew_wh304 May 22, 2009

    i dont know if it has an external line most sport bikes dont. I dont think thats the problem.


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Simple. You need to prime the oil filter. There is an airpocket in your filter since the bike fell over. Unscrew the filter 1 or 2 turns and start the bike, wait until you see some oil spilling out from around it, then tighten the filter back. Catch that oil in a pan so you know how much to put back in the bike.

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Cheak to see if the oil line has dirt in it

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  • dudeman30102 May 22, 2009

    cheak to see if the oil line has dirt in it


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