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06-02-2012 10:45 PM
tmcgee
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Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
The Glee is good enough to let go of the Wee.
Mine isn't at that point yet. I still prefer the '07, but the '12 will get there.
06-02-2012 10:29 PM
sportydog I'm such a dork, my bike is fine. Once I turned it over it went off. Thanks Greywolf....

I live in fear of doing something incorrectly & damaging my bike which I would dread having to live without & since I'm down to only one bike she has to be top notch.
06-02-2012 06:40 PM
greywolf The Glee is good enough to let go of the Wee.
06-02-2012 06:39 PM
sportydog Greywolf, thanks for replying. Guess I became a little paranoid after reading this thread due to this statement but maybe I jumped the gun.

"On the centerstand, the top of the glass is about the equivalent of the full mark resting on the tires. "

I'll check this out & get back to you. Thanks again Greywolf. How do you like your new bike?
06-02-2012 12:03 PM
greywolf Are you saying the red light was on with the engine running? It's normal for the light to be on with the ignition on and the engine not running. In that state, there is no oil pressure as the engine is not turning the oil pump.

If the red light is on with the engine running, turn the engine off as soon as possible. Either the oil pressure sensor is malfunctioning, has become disconnected or the oil pressure is too low to protect the engine and damage is being done.
06-02-2012 08:56 AM
sportydog Yesterday when I was departing from work the engine stop switch was engaged, side stand fully up & in neutral when I noticed the red check engine light was on with the oil can after the other icons left the indicator screen.


Last night I was able to place my bike on the C-stand with the help of my 95 pound daughter assisting on the other side. My chain needs to be cleaned. Laugh if you'd like, it's on the C-Stand. Now I need help please.....

This moring I got up early & turned the bike to the "On" position but not over to see what's causing this issue. My red check engine light is on again. I noticed that many icons are displayed but once the bike is on only the oil can was left with the red light, gas gauge & coolant temp meter just like yesterday. She's currently on the on the CS, engine cold & the oil is just at the "Full Level Line" so I surmise from this thread that I am short on oil, correct? Quite sure I rode home from work yesterday with the "Red Check " issue I just want to make sure I do this correctly so please be patient with me for the questions I need answered. I'm concerned about over filling it so I was wondering if someone has an exact quantity that would be necessary for her to be back to normal before I ride again.

Thanks for your help......I hope......I think.... I don't know!
05-11-2012 09:35 AM
richw Just me with a VEE I like light oil near the top of the window when hot.
05-09-2012 10:47 PM
greywolf On both tires and held vertically with the engine off is the method in the manual. On the centerstand, the top of the glass is about the equivalent of the full mark resting on the tires.
05-09-2012 08:57 PM
fizuna Alright, thanks I feel better. I mean I know the oil was in there but to see the glass empty was unexpected. Thanks again!
05-09-2012 08:50 PM
mark444 Try taking it off the centerstand and reading the level........it do make a difference (at least, in the Wee). Off the centerstand is the preferred method of reading, from what I have read on here previously.
mark444
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