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Old 08-25-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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'11 oil prob?

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When starting, I often get a yellow warning "check". Then, 30-40 seconds later, oil OK msg. The sight glass level is exactly half-way.
Oil sensor problem? Temporary impaired pressure?
26,000 miles and very little oil consumption (<100 cc in 4000 miles), btw.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:51 AM   #2
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If I recall correctly my 2011 won't give an oil reading on the rid until the engine is warm. Don't know if that's any help.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:26 AM   #3
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Happened to me once about 8k ago while riding in norcal on my '12. Who knows?
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:48 AM   #4
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My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time I start with the yellow warning triangle. As far as I know that has zero to do with oil level and the oil indicator in the RID only works once the bike is fully warmed up. The low oil indicator comes on occasionally if I come to a stop on a steep incline but indicates "Ok" when back on level ground.

It is calibrated to keep the oil in the sight glass though because it always indicates low oil at some point while the oil level is near the bottom of the glass. I still check it regularly and will never trust the oil level indicator to tell me when to add a bit. Now that it's broken in it seems to use about 400-500 ml in 3K miles.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:58 AM   #5
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My '11 (bought new in 2012) gets the Yellow triangle when it is doing the self check as well. Once I start it, the warning goes away quickly and never shows up again.

It has done this since new and at 19.5 k I assume it is normal.

Mine also uses next to nothing for oil between changes any more now that it is broken in.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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A yellow triangle appears as part of the normal start up process when you start the engine. Is it possible that your onboard computer is set to display the oil status (rather than the time, ambient temperaturefuel rang, etc), and that you're just seeing the oil status being reported after the normal start up process? Two, unrelated normal items being reported. This is how it is foe me on a DOHC engine, and I believe this is what SourKrout and Marty, Bracky and FBB see also.
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