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My oil pressure light came on during a ride, any ideas? I had to trailer the bike home.
 

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I don't think it was pumping oil, the engine started making noise so I quickly shut it down.
 

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Oil filter may have spun loose, or there were two oil filter o-rings in which one blew out. Who replaced the oil filter last? Did you actually see the old o-ring attached to the filter?
 

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I'm hoping you are correct on the oil filter coming loose. I changed the oil and removed the rubber gasket from the previous filter.
 

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Drain the oil into a clean container, preferably a white or light colored one. Look for metal in any form, chips, pieces, metal flake. See if the filter has come loose. If just a loose filter, spin on a new one and I think you'll probably be OK.

How long did it run with the light on?
 

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:dance: I never did close the loop, the oil filter did spin off!! No apparent engine damage as I have ridden about 2000 miles since the incident.
For all the above with the suggestions, you diagnosis from a far was correct, thanks for the help.
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Hey Larry, glad to hear you found the problem and are still able to ride the bike. Glad the engine wasn't damaged and you got off with just a bit of worry.
 

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Just be sure that you don't let this mishap cause you to tighten the next oil filter like a GORILLA :eek: We've seen some pretty interesting threads around here where they were over-tightened and couldn't be removed w/o a WHOLE lotta trouble. :cussing:

Just tighten the new one to spec, using a good quality torque wrench and you're good to go! Glad it didn't lunch your engine. :D
 
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