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Hey what's up everyone. Bike cut out three times today on the way home. Each time I looked down and The oil temp light was on but quickly went off. After the third time I freaked out and got off the interstate to investigate. I let it cool off in shade and rode home in low gears at slower speeds.

I searched and the light was not flashing (which is what most searches suggested). Also, I live in California and it's very hot where I am so no moisture to mess with the oil temp sensor wiring.

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The coolant temp never went above 230. Was around 220-225 mostly.
My oil and coolant are at good levels (oil is dirty though). Oil is not overdue for a change (well within 3k miles)

2005 600rr. Full titanium Akarapovic exhaust (CF canister slip on though, looks better), PCV with a plug and play map. Intake. 26,000 miles.

I'm not sure how this light works, I think my bike could use new plugs so maybe it was misfiring or something? I get the feeling it's oil related but the oil wasn't that low. Each time the bike cut power (didn't turn off) I was accelerating.

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I think when the bike is in 'on' key position, the oil lamp light is lit. Like when you go to start your bike and set the key to 'on', the oil light comes on automatically anyway. (I could be wrong but this is what I remember.) It's when the motor is running and the oil light comes on, a sensor has been tripped.

So I would look at other potential causes as well. Were you at constant speed when this happened or were you accelerating/decelerating? It almost sounds like a short to me, either a ground could be loose, or maybe something like your kill switch, which is common on Hondas. Do you turn off your bike with the key or the kill switch?
 

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I think when the bike is in 'on' key position, the oil lamp light is lit. Like when you go to start your bike and set the key to 'on', the oil light comes on automatically anyway. (I could be wrong but this is what I remember.) It's when the motor is running and the oil light comes on, a sensor has been tripped.

So I would look at other potential causes as well. Were you at constant speed when this happened or were you accelerating/decelerating? It almost sounds like a short to me, either a ground could be loose, or maybe something like your kill switch, which is common on Hondas. Do you turn off your bike with the key or the kill switch?
I suppose it's possible the bike turned off during these events and turned on...scary that I wouldn't notice it but going that fast and being in gear, I guess the bike would start up again by itself.

I was accelerating each time. I turn my been bike off with the key. I also forgot to mention but I have had the failed kill switch problem before and I soldered it already. Maybe I'll check that out again too.
 

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throw a code?

Tbh I don't know. Does it trip a MIL on the dash if it does? Nothing was tripped and I didn't know this bike had anything like that. Does that mean he has a sort of obd2 port? Or is it like obd1 and uses a morse code style flash system?
 

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code isn't OBD, 1-2 compatible.

proprietary HMC code.

not a closed loop system.....use search OTF.

Bike does flash MIL, in morse like code to indicate faults.
 

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There's a diagnostic port that you can plug a Honda reader tool into...but if no MIL codes being active it probably won't help to use it.

If no MIL code, research Kill switch and ignition switch probs?
 

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Tbh it sounds like a bad ground or some sort of other electrical issue. Could be the kill switch soldering is lose again too. So I'll check into it hopefully tomorrow or Monday and report back! Thanks fellas
 

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When you say "cut out," do you mean that the engine stopped running completely, but the dash, lights, etc... stayed on? You shut the ignition off, then back on, and it fired right up? You continued riding, and then the engine shut down again, a few more miles down the road?
 

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Okay fellas I have ridden the bike all work to week and smashed it, problem fixed!

On Monday I did some work on the bike and washed it. I'm ashamed to say, it was the simplest issue--loose battery terminals! I'm not sure how as I usually tighten them pretty good but the bike has been running great.

Anyways thanks for the input gents and maybe someone can find this useful one day haha.
 
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