My oil soaked experiance
Getting ready to go on the ride with the guys in a few days and figured I'd change the oil. Drained as usual, new filter prefilled with 10-40, added to the full mark. Oil screen looks clean. I always dread doing the next step because it generally takes 3-6 seconds before the low oil pressure light to go out. I don't like running the bike dry those 3-6 seconds while the system pressurizes.
Cranks right up and oil light is still on after about 10 seconds at 1500 rpm. shut her off, recheck oil level and try again; still got the oil light blazing red at me. Tried a 3rd time and counted to 30 with the engine between 1500 and 2000 rpm before shutting her off with the red light still screaming "you're running the engine dry!"
Went online and searched, found two posts (one from this site) saying "with the engine running slowly unscrew the filter until a bit of oil pumps out the filter and retighten filter" I find this sage advice along with several idiots who claim they usually have to run the bike around the block before their oil lights go off,,, dumbasses!
Any way, on my hands and knees again with the bike running and I slowly loosen the filter when I suddenly get a huge stream of oil blasting all over me. Lady friend turns the key off in like 1 second as I quickly retighten the filter. Dripping in oil (had just taken my weekly shower an hour before) I toss kitty litter on the floor before topping off the engine oil (2 quarts) Double check that the filter is tight and crank her up. Oil light is off but she's spewing a waterfall of oil over the starter. I toss a bit more cat litter on the floor and run out to buy more oil before pulling the filter, Gasket is doubled up. I guess my loosen/tighten routine screwed the gasket up. With trepidation I mount my last spare filter after pre-filling it and add another quart to the engine. All seems fine now but my floor is covered with kitty litter and now I've got to take another shower,,, bummer.
I still don't know why the oil system wouldn't prime the 1st time. Any ideas?
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