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post #1 of 12 Old 07-31-2016, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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FI/oil change light question

Hi guys, hopefully a soon-to-be 919 owner here. After test ride, I put down a deposit on a 919 recently. One question about the FI light. I noticed the FI light as well as the oil change light went on when I turned the ignition on, but both would disappear after I started the engine. I am ok with the oil change light on when the engine's not on since I have seen this happening on my previous bikes. But the FI light is new to me. So just trying to ask owners of 919 on this forum to see if this is actually normal that the FI light would turn on by ignition and then off when engine starts. Thanks.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-31-2016, 09:17 PM
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Yes, totally normal. If you end up getting it, post pix.

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also, the light indicates low oil, not time for a change... Most bikes (including the 919) don't inform you when you need an oil change

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also, the light indicates low oil, not time for a change... Most bikes (including the 919) don't inform you when you need an oil change
Just for the hell of it ...the light indicates low oil PRESSURE...."low oil" kind of implies a low oil level in the engine, and the bike doesn't tell you that, either, the cite glass, uh, site, uhh, SIGHT glass is needed for that.

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I purposely didn't specify level or pressure because I was too lazy to think that hard, but in all liklihood once your level gets low enough, your pressure will drop below safe levels, and the light will go off... soooo... 6 of one half dozen of the other I guess...

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I use Rotella 15W-40 and have never had an issue with the oil change light going off. What is everyone else using?

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I use Rotella 15W-40 and have never had an issue with the oil change light going off. What is everyone else using?
This was hilarious! The best laugh out loud post I've seen in months!
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-22-2016, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the help. And there she is

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Very nice. What exhaust is that? And what is the strap at the front of the seat?

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Very nice. What exhaust is that? And what is the strap at the front of the seat?
That is Erion racing exhaust. Sounds real good to me.

The strap at the front of the seat is for Helite airbag vest.
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Maybe overkill for some but I can't live without it now, just hoping i never had to test it.

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I know of those Helite vests. Definitely not overkill. I would have one if they weren't so dang expensive. But that vest would cost me more than my helmet, jacket, and pants combined.

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That is Erion racing exhaust. Sounds real good to me.
+1 on the Erion cans. They sound awesome on my '03. And they are about half the weight of the stockers (which is the reason I went with them).

Not sure if Erion is even in the aftermarket business anymore. If it's true, that's a shame, because they made some good products.

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