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Well, after 3500 miles, the first hiccup happened to my Stryker.

I was cruising down the freeway today, 'bout 80mph. 10 miles or so into my trip to work. I glanced down and saw the oil pressure light was on. I let off the gas a bit. The light cleared.

I pulled over to check it out, anyhow. Fluid levels looked good. Didn't see any leaks, or anything out of the ordinary. So I saddled back up and rode the last 50 miles to work. Light didn't come back on.

So, that's kind of weird. I'm wondering if I should be concerned...
 

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This is something I have encountered on all my Yamaha's going back to 79. It isn't a low pressure light, it's a low level light. It's most likely to come on if your bike has sat outside during a cool damp night and the switch gets some condensation in it. After you drive a short distance and the engine begins to warm up, the moisture is driven out and the light goes out. As long as you are certain your oil level is OK and there isn't a puddle of oil under it when you drive away, it's not something to get too concerned about.
 

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Yeah....happened to me the day after my 600 mile service! It was cold and damp out and I go to work about 1:30 AM....All of a sudden it went on and I was halfway to work otherwise I would've turned around and taken the car.. it went off..I was freakin' and couldn't wait till daylight so I could check the oil... I was about to call the dealership and wail on them.. Nope... Nice and full... If I can recall, whenever my friend changed my oil, he would keep clicking it on and off for about 5 minutes until the oil light finally went off...I'm thinking they just changed the oil without really letting it circulate to the proper places... I forget what the reasoning my friend said he always used to do this was?
 

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Hum. Well, prior to this the bike had been parked in my garage in the desert all day. It was anything but cool or moist or even outside.

There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the bike, but this is going to bug me unless I figure out what caused it. :(
 

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I had the same thing happen to me. I rode it from my house to the store about half a mile away and had it sitting idling while i ran in and grabbed a can of chew. when i came back out the light was on. i immediately killed it. i checked the level and it was good. i started it back up and no light. this was at 559 miles. I still havent hit the 600 mile service yet I work too much to go ride it a lot. I figured i would just mention it to the dealership when i took it in.... and no my bike was not left alone while it was idling in front of the store, my girlfriend was with it. lol.
 

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I had the same issue also, right after an oil change. Generaly when you change the oil if you don't have a lift your gonna tilt it to the left, causing slightly less oil to become full. I just made sure that it was to the top line not leaning over and everything was cool! Also 20/50 for summer first thing in the morning just dosn't circulate as well untill it warms up. Make sure you let it warm up?
 
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