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Strange one this.
Got me Streak out and all fine,rode 50 odd miles and parked up, no problems.
An hour or so later set off back home.
A mile or so down the road the oil warning light came on.
Stopped and checked the oil, all good.
Carried on with the light coming on with acceleration, weird! decelerate no problem.
Carried on home 40 miles or so. Think 'a seizure' me or the bike!
The bike had been running fine 6 months ago. Oil/filter was new.

Changed the oil pressure sensor/3 second oil relay/new oil and filter.
No change, oil light still on and getting worse.

Well now it's time for a remote gauge test.
Stuck a gauge on and still no oil pressure, worst nightmare.

Sat down and had a think. No No not the engine out!!!!
Unscrewed the oil pressure gauge dial to see what's going on????
Thumb over the connected pipe, well could feel pressure on me thumb.
Had the engine running with oil pumping into a container. A great breath came out in a burp. Air lock.
Put the dial back on and tons of oil pressure.

In the meantime I'd taken the clutch of to check the pump drive gear, all good.

Bike is now running fine.

Anyone else had this problem?
 

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Strange one this.
Got me Streak out and all fine,rode 50 odd miles and parked up, no problems.
An hour or so later set off back home.
A mile or so down the road the oil warning light came on.
Stopped and checked the oil, all good.
Carried on with the light coming on with acceleration, weird! decelerate no problem.
Carried on home 40 miles or so. Think 'a seizure' me or the bike!
The bike had been running fine 6 months ago. Oil/filter was new.

Changed the oil pressure sensor/3 second oil relay/new oil and filter.
No change, oil light still on and getting worse.

Well now it's time for a remote gauge test.
Stuck a gauge on and still no oil pressure, worst nightmare.

Sat down and had a think. No No not the engine out!!!!
Unscrewed the oil pressure gauge dial to see what's going on????
Thumb over the connected pipe, well could feel pressure on me thumb.
Had the engine running with oil pumping into a container. A great breath came out in a burp. Air lock.
Put the dial back on and tons of oil pressure.

In the meantime I'd taken the clutch of to check the pump drive gear, all good.

Bike is now running fine.

Anyone else had this problem?
Wow I commend your diligence going after, and fixing the problem. I would have been frustrated to the point of nervous breakdown because I know I would not have been as able as you. BTW how many miles on yours? Also what kind of oil do you use? I have 38K on mine, and only use Rotella T6 5W40. Not that that could have caused your issue, I am just curious. Thanks for your post!
 

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It has 11,000 miles on it, not much and the oil in it now is part synthetic 10/40
 

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Google "burping the oil filter" and you'll see that this isn't uncommon. As an auto mechanic, I can't say I've ever seen it on a car or light truck, but I've heard of it on many different makes and models of motorcycles.
 

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Any particular reason why this happens?? especially on a bike that has not had an oil change.
Just been standing for a couple of months.
 

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Honestly, no idea why. I've personally never had it happen to me. I've just seen it on a few different MC forums over the years; not any one particular make either. Since I haven't seen it, I never really tried to come up with a "why".
 

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So far so good....:cool:...no oil warning light.

Done a 100 or so miles and feeling confident with the machine...(y)

Worrying times indeed..Did not fancy stripping the engine down.
 
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