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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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oil level warning light

Hi there i have a 2004 triumph daytona 650 and i went out to start my bike this morning and it was telling me that my oil level was low. quick check of the level and it was fine if anything maybe a little to much. does any one know if it could just be sensor? took it out and cleaned it and made sure the connection was fine.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 03:12 PM
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The light is actually for low oil pressure not low level. Has the bike fallen over on that side?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Its not the oil lite that lights up. when i turn on the ignition on the digital display says "oil low". The oil light light comes on then goes off but the low oil warning message is there until you start the bike.
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Does the display say"Lo"?
I recall my S4 did this until the temperature went up enough to register acurately, in which case it's normal.
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I don't know about the D650, but on my Speed 4 the only reference to "low" anything on start up is temperature until it warms up.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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Its definatly telling me low oil and the little oil can flashes. once i start the bike it goes away and the word low is there but i know this means low oil temperature. My problem is when i turn on the ignition it says oil low and the can flashes.
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What you're talking about is normal. When the ignition and kill switch are turned on, the MIL and oil pressure lights should illuminate and the digital screen should say 'Lo" until the coolant temperature reaches 120+F. The 'Lo' only refers to coolant temp, not oil volume--as other members have already said. The only oil sensor on the engine is for pressure. If there was an oil level sensor, the oil level warning light would go off every time the bike was put into a turn and leaned over.

If the MIL and oil pressure lights go out once the engine is started, and the 'Lo' turns into a numerical reading once the engine warms up, there is nothing wrong. Your owner's manual explains all of this.

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Yeah and the temperature has nothing to do with the oil. It's engine temperature which is monitored by the coolant temperature switch.

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Ok guys thanks for the help must have been reading it wrong just got a bit confused about it with the oil can flashing. will have another look at it today.
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