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I've had my bike for less about a month now, and because of the rain I've ridden less than 200 miles. We finally had a beautiful sunny week, so I rode to work 3 times. I noticed that the oil light goes on after I've been riding for about 5 minutes, stays on for about 30 seconds, and goes out. It happens on the same block on the way to work, and at the same highway exit on the way home! Like clockwork. Almost like it happens when the engine reaches a certain temperature and goes out when it warms past that temperature.

Anyone else have this experience? I found one other thread about this, but it sounded like nobody was seeing it happen consistently. Any ideas?
 

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Your bike is under warranty. Take it in. Could be a wiring issue, but I wouldn't take a chance, not when it's not going to cost anything. I've got over 6000 and that has never happened to me.
 

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Same thing is happening to me, but not as often. Happened at 3500 miles, then at 6000 miles, and again at 6700. I always stop and check the oil, but never an issue yet. Same way, though - five minutes after I leave the house each time.

I'm going to mention it next time I'm at the dealership.
 

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Was happening to me so even though the level looked correct I added a alittle bit and topped it off to the top portion of the sight glass. Haven't seen it sence
 

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I have the same thing happen to me also. I noticed it after the first oil change when I went to 20-50 for the summer. It's a level light, not a pressure light( I believe) I put a little more in like previously stated and it went away,,, until we got a cold morning it came back. I thinks the fluid is just not returning fast enough to the sump to keep the level indicator happy. This problem only happens to me when its cold and first started. I plan on only runnig 10-40 from now on, which reminds me I need to change the oil! ::) I'll let you know if it sloves my issue.
 

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Thanks all. It didn't happen today. If it happens again, I'm going to top off the oil And if that doesn't fix it, I'll make sure to point it out at the first service.
 

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Same thing happened to me. I took it to the dealership and they ended up replacing the oil switch. Have not seen it come on since then. Keep it in mind...Good luck.
 

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Yosemite said:
Was happening to me so even though the level looked correct I added a alittle bit and topped it off to the top portion of the sight glass. Haven't seen it sence
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Thanks. I hadn't noticed that paragraph. I know I wasn't accelerating or braking hard. There might be a slight incline, but nothing dramatic. It didn't happen all weekend - I rode about 200 miles over the weekend. Hopefully, it was just a break-in thing.
 

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Happened to me when I first got my replacement bike, if the bike is even 4 ounces low on oil it will go on, Yamaha has the sensor mounted too high.
 
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