oil pressure light - dealer finds no fault - next steps?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ultrachrome, May 7, 2013.

  1. Loui€

    Loui€ Rides With Reindeer

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    ou dear.

    so K&N filters are bad?

    I had the same issue after 5 months winterstorage and 3000 km driven K&N-filter....
    no waves, just oil can't get through, and oil light flickerin'.
    changed filter (to a new K&N...) and worked OK another 4000 km, then oil change + another K&N...
    works OK.

    now, should I get oem instead, to be sure, if K&N are bad?

    L
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  2. Gabby

    Gabby Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure if my experience was an indication of all K&N filters, but I'm going to use a Scotts or OEM from now on. It may have just been a QC issue with the K&N. It's just too risky to chance
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  3. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Adventurer

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    I've had to replace the oil pressure sensor before. It took a leap of faith to ride with the light on but I was in the middle of Bolivia at the time with not many options! In fact I think it was having that problem which introduced me to ADV rider. I got on the net and some bloke's brother in Thailand had had the same issue - gotta love the internet!

    So, it could just be that. I think someone else has already mentioned this in this thread - it's a cheap part so personally I'd go ahead and change it.
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  4. ultrachrome

    ultrachrome Poser

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    150 miles and no light.

    I pulled the clutch cover yesterday and no creamy goodness. I was all ready to check the oil filter it's blocked by the oil hoses. I have to pull both hoses which would mean I'd have to lay the bike on its side. I'm going to save that for next weekend when I plan to have the gas tank off.
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