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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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What kind of oil did you put in it? You want to use oil that does not contain fiction modifiers.

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Thanks for trying to help. I used kawasaki oil 10w-40. I was thinking last night that maybe I didn't get all the parts of the cartridge filter back on right, so I started there. I took the oil filter off and the whole thing(adapter) came off. So I put the spin-on filter on re-checked the fluid and fired it up. It seems to be fine now (no oil light.) I'll put the cartridge apart and see what I did wrong. Thanks



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I had a tech put the wrong filter on after I had the recall done...same
symptoms...goes away when you rev the engine and comes on at
lower RPMs
 
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