Originally Posted by 1911fan
Ummm...... I sure as hell wouldn't do that. The light comes on because you have low oil pressure, which can be damaging to the engine. Why would you purposely start the bike in a known bad condition? If I don't know whether or not my sender works, there are better ways of testing it.
If you want to know if your pressure sender works, simply turn the ignition on without starting the bike. Engine stopped = zero oil pressure, and the oil light should light up and stay on. It should also go out quickly (within a second) of starting up the bike.