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Old 03-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #21
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Anyway I think it might be the oil pressure sensor. The bike was laid down and the plate over the sensor is bent over a bit and of course scratched up. Anyway it looks like it took pretty good bang on the sensor. And I hate to admit it but the oil light was on when I bought it. lol The guy says its always been on and hes driven to austin and louisiana with the light on and hasnt had any troubles with the bike.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #22
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Anyway I think it might be the oil pressure sensor. The bike was laid down and the plate over the sensor is bent over a bit and of course scratched up. Anyway it looks like it took pretty good bang on the sensor. And I hate to admit it but the oil light was on when I bought it. lol The guy says its always been on and hes driven to austin and louisiana with the light on and hasnt had any troubles with the bike.
but when/if you DO have oil trouble, how will you know since the light is ALWAYS on?
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #23
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Right. I guess I'll try and order one and replace. I started to take the sensor off but oil started coming out so I assume I'll have to drain the oil before I can replace the sensor.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #24
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You guys should here this bike. Its sounds so awesomely angry. Hoping the oil light issue is resolved soon. I want to keep this thing a while.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #25
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Yep , bit the bullet & take it to the shop or let a knowing person take a look at it for you .
Don't gamble with it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #26
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u need to get a factory service manual for your bike and i suggest finding a forum oriented to your bike. its possible that your problem is a known issue and can be resolved fairly inexpensively as is the case with some of the problems that are known to happen on my bike.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:49 AM   #27
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Ok I can tell your one of those "if its not a SV650 its " kind of guys. lol. Dude quit baggin the bike. Im here trying to get help not listen to you bag on Brits.
Maybe his mom had an affair with some some nasty British star when he was 12 and he couldn't sleep at night because of all the noise. Just a guess...

Don't let it get you down, but I certainly wouldn't keep neglecting that light. Take it to a shop and see what's up. And don't ride it with too much oil, I dont know much about the speed four, but i know that oil overfill is a huge no no on my triple.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:21 AM   #28
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yup go ahead and change the oil again and put the right amount in, then see if the light comes on, if it does, of to Motorcycles Unlimited you go.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:25 AM   #29
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http://www.triumphrat.net/triumph-su...-thoughts.html

Here you go. Seems to be the oil pressure sensor is very delicate. I would change the oil and fill to proper level and replace oil pressure sensor. You should be good to go after that.

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Is the wire/terminal touching the plate?
The circuit woks by supplying a ground to the light so if it's touching the plate than it's grounded.
Post up a pic of the sending unit, I may have a good used one I can give you, free.
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So I got the oil pressure sensor in today and installed it. Two minutes of work tops lol. Anyway the old one broke in half in my hand when I got it off lol. Needless to say Im good to go now! Thanks for all the help guys. Now I just need to get inspected and I'll be legal. Hopefully I'll be attending a meet in the very near future.

Still need to get ahold of some cheap/free leathers lol and maybe a new lid. Mines red and my bikes green so I look like christmas spirit on two wheels.
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The first time I ever changed the oil in my bike, unbeknownst to me, I put to much oil in it. When the oil gets hot it expands, which made even more oil.
Don't let the oil companies in on this they may be after you.
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Oil light coming on you may just google that and find a bunch of info.
http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-trip...n-at-idle.html
Seems related to oil pressure based on what I read. Good luck.
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When the oil gets hot it expands, which made even more oil.

Made even more oil eh?
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