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post #1 of 9 Old 08-13-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oil Light dimly light in rain storm??

Hello all,
The other day after fitting my Level one Racing exhaust, I was riding my 05 10R with a buddy (6000Km on clock- that's 3700 miles to most of you).
I hammered on it a few times throughout the day seeing the ole' 299km/hr on the speedo but no real serious abuse.

On the way home I got stuck in the rain. After about 30 minutes in the rain, I noticed the oil light came on. But it was not bright, Just dimly light. (unlike the bright way it lights up to 'test' when you first turn the key)

Pulled over and oil level was fine. (amsoil Motorcycle 10/40 changed 600 miles ago).

Starting limping it home, and Light went out 2 minutes later. (again it wasn't on as bright as when you first turn the key, it was like 'half' lit.)

Motor ran as always, no knocks, pings, ticks, etc.

Someone please tell me that the oil light is an either 'on' or 'off' light and that it doesn't come on dimly if there is a problem.
I hope that it was just some moisture getting into a connection somewhere causing the light to get some power to it.

I do wheelie the bike alot. I mean like some are 2 miles at a time, But I don't think this starves the engine of oil, does it? My gsxr1000, cbr 929, both survived 20 000 K worth of long wheelies, so I doubt this would affect the zx10?

Any re assuring thoughts would be appreciated. I guess Non re- assuring thoughts would be appreciated as well, I just won't be as happy to hear them. heheh


Thanks in advance for any insight into this situation.

Jay
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-13-2008, 10:43 AM
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I hope that it was just some moisture getting into a connection somewhere causing the light to get some power to it.
thats exactly what it is and has given other members a headache as well so nothing to fear. Try a bit of dielectric grease on the connection and it should be solved.

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Thanks, that is exactly the type of re assurance I wanted to here!!

I appreciate it.

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I do wheelie the bike alot. I mean like some are 2 miles at a time, But I don't think this starves the engine of oil, does it? My gsxr1000, cbr 929, both survived 20K worth of long wheelies, so I doubt this would affect the zx10?
it has the potential to yes. given the scenerio all bikes subjected to lenghtly wheelies are suceptable to oil starvation IMO but documenting it is an entirely diff deal.

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"given the scenerio all bikes subjected to lenghtly wheelies are suceptable to oil starvation "

I agree. But just to share some experience, I witnessed my wheelie Mentor Ride a cbr 929 and then a 954 for 20 mile wheelies almost everyday. The bike literally had more mile on the back wheel than on 2. Witnessing this gave me confidence that the honda's were picking up oil while up on one. We repeatively bounced those things off the rev limiter doing top speed runs for miles and miles.
Same really for our Gsxr 1000's when we made the switch to Suzuki.
Those two brands got SERIOUSLY ABUSED by us. (we were much younger then). My zx10 won't get the same abuse for two reasons, I'm older now and my son was just born, and the po po just bought a chopper and a fixed wing aircraft
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Same thing happened to me with the oil light. Slowly went off in about 5 minutes of riding. Was scared that it was low pressure but am glad to hear it was just moisture from the rain. Thanks!

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"given the scenerio all bikes subjected to lenghtly wheelies are suceptable to oil starvation "

I agree. But just to share some experience, I witnessed my wheelie Mentor Ride a cbr 929 and then a 954 for 20 mile wheelies almost everyday. The bike literally had more mile on the back wheel than on 2. Witnessing this gave me confidence that the honda's were picking up oil while up on one. We repeatively bounced those things off the rev limiter doing top speed runs for miles and miles.
That is not always the case.

Friend of mine reports the following. He was out on a ride where there was some guy on a 2004-or-later R1, who popped it up on the back wheel and rode like that for several kilometers. Then smoke started coming out of the exhaust. Then the smoke started getting heavier. Then the engine seized ... causing the bike to slam down out of the wheelie without warning to the rider. Then the bike went cartwheeling down the motorway ... Total loss!


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Great post
Good information.
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sent mi bike for washing many times over at car wash.they used pressured water gun to clean her up.after tat,the dim light wud appear.will be normal after it warm up.....
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