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oil change, Now oil Light on, HELP!

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I did my 600 mile service myself today. On my 2003 Vulcan 1600 classic. I drained the oil and went to put on the new filter. Well, the dealer gave me the wrong filter. I have the cartridge type that you can take out the element and the cover screws on over everything. The dealer gave my a spin on filter. So i look over the filter element and it looks pretty clean so I put it back on, fill with oil and check everything. Fire the bike up and take it for a spin around the block to circulate the oil so I can do a final oil level check and I notice the oil light is on and won't go off. Also bike seems to not want to shift into neutral easily. Anyone know whats going on?? HELP!!

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SEEMS TO ME THE OIL IS NOT CIRCULATING CORRECTLY! REMEMBER THE OIL not only lubericates the engine, but also the tansmission. You have stated 2 problems engine oil light and stiff shifting and both after an oil change! I am confused both why and weather you used or would use the wrong filter? Sounds like you did and its plugging up the circulation of your oil! Also you never mentioned the grade(weight) of the oil? TOO thick a grade could create this too! Trust that oil light! After all, it is only doing its basic and only function!!!
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