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Hi so my bike fell over with out me even nere the bike so besides everything that broke off. i went to turn it back on but now the oil light is on.. but it flickers but i shut her down once i saw that so like 3 seconds if that.. do you think i broke the pump?? or sicne it was over coudl the oil of drained out of the filter ( seems hard to beilve cuz the bike was over for about 30 seconds befor i lifted it back up) is there aything i can do to see if the pump is actaully working..??? oh this is on a 1990 EX500

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thanks.. but like i dont want the engine to seize or anythign thats why im kidna looking away from that.. how long should let it run for befor i look at ( hopfully a wire fell or the sensor broke)
 

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20-30 seconds should be enough, the oil just has to get pushed back up into the top end of the engine, it does the same thing when you change the oil in the bike.
 

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thanks a bunch.. but what is with the flickering is it kinda of getting up to level?? but ill try that.. but keep it off the choke i guess and jsut sit there and rev it to 2g's??
 

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sorry to resurrect this but i have this same problem. its a 05 vulcan 800, i dropped it while it was running, the engine died, and now the oil and coolant lights are on. i let it idle for awhile to see if it would go away and nothings happening. i even revved it a couple times and there is no flickering of the light or anything. the engine doesnt sound strange or anything, but what could it be?
 

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First thing...

Ideling doesn't really build much pressure. If you have an air bubble it won't just burp. Get out and ride it, normally and watch the gauges, and listen to the bike carefully. I'd bet a doughnut and a cup of coffee, okay perhaps an oilchange that things will return to normal once you start riding it again.
 

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idunno said:
well ill try it later tonight...ill let you guys know what happens
Please do. But of course you'll want to check your oil level first.

It's pretty unlikely that you messed up your oil pump. My bet is that you knocked a wire loose under your gauges, and that's why the coolant and oil lights are both on. You might need a service manual to find it.
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well during a break in school i went over there and started it again...i revved it up and held it for about 10-15 seconds, and nothing. as for the sensor wire i disconnected the wire from the oil pressure sender, and the lights went out. oh yeah one more thing...both the coolant light and oil light are on. i just filled the coolant this morning, and the bike had not been run all night, so i know it is not overheating. but in a couple minutes here ill be off of work so i can ride it around the block. ill let you guys know what happens
 

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Well

At least you know that it's not broken! Now for the next part...we wait..
 

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I have zx11c 1993 and oil light comes on at ldle . Put oil pressure gauge on it , have 10 psi ldle 45 psi at 4000 rpm . Does anyone have idea . Thanks
 

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What happened to make this occur. Did you drop it?

theres a process called burping the bike that worked for me.

Run the bike on idle, and (covered with a rag) unscrew the oil filter so just the slightest amount of oil comes out. (if you lose a bit thats ok, just make sure your oil is in the proper range.

That should clear out the air bubbles in the bike.
 

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Burping my bike worked after it fell over. I started it three times but the lights stayed on. The fourth time I burped the oil filter and the lights went out immediately.
 
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