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post #1 of 20 Old 04-09-2009, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Oil pressure indicator keeps turning on - '04 919

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I would really appreciate some help here. The low oil pressure indicator on my 2004 919 keeps lighting up. I put in a whole quart of oil yesterday but today it still lit up a few times. I'm noticing it happens most often when I'm revving up on 1st and about to shift to 2nd with the bike suddenly going limp on me, a few times it stalled and switched off. There doesn't seem to be a leak because I didn't see anything on the garage floor.

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I cant say as to why this is happing but If I where you I would drain the oil . Change filter put 3 and 3/4 quarts back in , and stand your bike strait up and look at the glass oil window on the right side of your engine and make sure its in the middle of the two lines .. if it is and your still having this prob its some sort of sensor electrical prob i would guess .. I'm sure some one will be along shortly to be explain that side of the prob ,, but just randomly adding quarts of oil to a bike ... not a good Idea ...




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As TK Said, have you looked at the sight glass on the side of the bike? Its on the right side towards the bottom. You cant check it on the sidestand, you need to stand the bike up on a level surface as TK said it should be between the lines.

Where in CO are you?? I'm in Ft Collins, if your close I would be happy to help you check it out, or go for a ride sometime.

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Thanks for your quick replies. I had checked the oil level and did that once again yesterday after reaching home. The oil level is over the upper mark, so I probably need to drain it a bit. The filter is probably also due for a change, I bought the bike last year and haven't done an oil change yet.

Justintyme73, I'm in Denver, so it's not too close to you but thanks for the offer anyways.

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I wouldn't ride it much until someone does a check on the oil pressure. Low oil pressure could ruin the engine.I would hate to be doing 80mph and have the motor lock up.
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I would do an oil/ filter change first. Be sure to get that extra oil out of there, an overfill may be causing the lack of pressure. Get it to where it belongs in the sight glass and see if the problem persists. If it has a fresh filter and the correct amount of oil and the light comes on we have to diagnose further.

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Thanks for the replies. I took out the oil, there definitely was too much of it and refilled it to the mark and the light hasn't come on for 1000 miles and more (I did a 3 day ride to Tetons, Yellowstone and back), so maybe it's fixed now.

On the ride, the wind was killing at speeds over 100 through Wyoming, need to do something about it. I didn't want to spoil the look with a windscreen but may have to change my mind about that. While the short OEM screens look nicer and seem to be back in the market, they're probably quite useless. Thinking of checking out one in the local dealership.

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Did you change the filter also? The first thing I would do to a used bike is change the oil and filter.

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2 helpfull hints.Use alumin foil to keep oil from the filter off your pipes.Place a mirror to side so you can check your oil level from the bike seat.

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2 helpfull hints.Use alumin foil to keep oil from the filter off your pipes.Place a mirror to side so you can check your oil level from the bike seat.
a mirror lets not get to fancy all thou a good idea...if you cant hold the brake and pull the bike level with your right arm and hold it level while you bend down to look...then the bikes to big for you

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a mirror lets not get to fancy all thou a good idea...if you cant hold the brake and pull the bike level with your right arm and hold it level while you bend down to look...then the bikes to big for you
He added a quart without checking the level.I think the mirror is a safe bet.

Besides It just happened to be there,I'm like cool I should have done that a long time ago.

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Justintyme73, I'm in Denver, so it's not too close to you but thanks for the offer anyways.
What area of Denver??

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He added a quart without checking the level.I think the mirror is a safe bet.

Besides It just happened to be there,I'm like cool I should have done that a long time ago.
you sure thats all your using the mirror for lol...just kidding..cool idea

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Did you change the filter also? The first thing I would do to a used bike is change the oil and filter.
What's another couple thousand miles?

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2 helpfull hints.Use alumin foil to keep oil from the filter off your pipes.Place a mirror to side so you can check your oil level from the bike seat.
Good idea dude!

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Change filter put 3 and 3/4 quarts back in
Manual says 4 3/4 doesn't it? I use the over size filter PL 14610, which is a 1/2 longer I think and end up putting 5 in to get it to be where it's supposed to be.


And to the OP about the wind issues, the OEM screen makes a world of difference with anything over 75 mph. Doesn't add any wind noise either.

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Manual says 4 3/4 doesn't it? I use the over size filter PL 14610, which is a 1/2 longer I think and end up putting 5 in to get it to be where it's supposed to be.


And to the OP about the wind issues, the OEM screen makes a world of difference with anything over 75 mph. Doesn't add any wind noise either.
NO!!!!!! 3.78liters. Just shy of 4 quarts. And I use the large #303kn filter

You are overfilling the bike!!! Bad!!!



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My god this dude bought a used bike without even knowing when the oil was last changed, rode it until the oil light came on, then added a quart of oil, then drained a quart of oil out of it, THEN rode it another 1000 miles+ and is still riding it. Thank god I bought mine new, I would hate to end up with this guys bike. WOW! The oil filter is probably completely plugged and the oil has nothing helpful left in it. Just wow...


Service service service, you are trusting your life on something on 2 wheels, when that motor locks up at 80+mph you wont be able to grab that clutch fast enough! Keep up on those tires-chain-motor-etc. If you don't know what you are doing take it someone that does! It's your life at stake!

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2 helpfull hints.Use alumin foil to keep oil from the filter off your pipes.Place a mirror to side so you can check your oil level from the bike seat.
The mirror is a great idea! Hadn't thought of it. Thanks!

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Thanks for the replies. I took out the oil, there definitely was too much of it and refilled it to the mark and the light hasn't come on for 1000 miles and more
$3 for a stinkin filter is probally too much to hope for though

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