Training Wheel Hero
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
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Starting issues, oil light stays on
Got a few issues with my race bike that are driving me crazy, any idea would be very much appreciated.
When I go to start the bike, it'll start cranking then slows down and sounds like its dying as though the battery were pooched. I'll leave it for about 15 -30 seconds, and then it will start up - a bit hesitantly but it does fire up.
I thought it was the battery initially, but I've now tried 3 different batteries with exactly the same thing happening, the latest is a brand new battery.
I've tried swapping out the regulator and the starter solenoid with no change. Could it be the starter itself?
The second issue that's just come up, is the oil light goes off when the bike starts, but then comes back on a moment later, then just stays on. Thought it could be the oil pressure sensor so I replaced that, but it hasn't gone away.
It had me worried that it was actually an oil pressure problem but I don't think it is.. I first idled the bike for about 20 minutes and nothing went wrong, so I went on a 11 hour drive for a race weekend.. when the bike actually started it ran fine, oil light stayed on but through 2 days of racing nothing blew up, so I can't imagine it actually being low oil pressure.
Third problem.. the idle adjuster is not affecting idle speed at all. I took off the tank and felt up to the end of the cable, I can feel the screw moving in and out so I know it hasn't backed out all the way or anything, I just can't seem to figure out why it isn't changing the idle.