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The oil light comes on only when the outside temperatures are over 90 degrees and I have ridden the bike for over an hour long. Everything seems to run fine and the oil level is good in the sight glass. After the bike sits and cools down for a while the light go's off.

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  • John Perry Jul 02, 2011

    I just had the oil changed last week at the local motorcycle repair shop and I have only put 100 miles on it sense. By the looks of the receipt, they used Yamaha brand 10w40. Do I need to change out the new oil and filter and replace with the synthetic oil?



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I would change the oil and filter, you could have thermal breakdown going on causeing a loss of oil pressure....3.3 qts of Mobil 1 15w30 synthetic is recommended.
I hope this helps.

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