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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2008, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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my vulcan fell over while i was washing it ,it fell over on the right side ,now the oil light stays on anyone had a problem like this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2008, 10:23 PM
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Hey, I'm sorry to hear you dropped your bike. Motorcycles are very unstable on the side stand if they're not leaning or leaning only slightly towards the stand. Turning the front wheel all the way to the lock position helps stabilize it.

If your oil light comes on it usually means you're low on oil. Check your oil level and look for leaks. I have a small telescoping mirror that I bought at home depot, and I check my oil while sitting on the bike in a level position. I usually have to lean one way or the other to first see the air/oil line, then sit level again to make sure the oil level is at the top of the window.

Other than that, It's possible that the oil pressure switch was damaged or disconnected, or possibly the oil pump was damaged. But there are many people on this forum much brighter than I who know these bikes really well. Someone will help you, I'm sure.


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You lost prime on the pump, Try loosining the oil filter till a little oil leaks out.
Tighten it back and start the bike.
I have seen this before, do not drive as you do not have oil PSI.

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Agree!! One member here totalled his engine because he rode it with the light on. You most likely have an air bubble in the pump and need to "burp" it using the procedure CC described.

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