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Red light I have the same problem when warming the bike the red light stays on...My guess is the oil may need changing other than that is there anything else I should be worried about

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If the oil light is staying on it could be one of many things ,it could be a very cheap oil presure switch or something very expensive if it is an oil pump failure.start with doing an oil presure test . presure should be 14 to 57psi(2.0to5.0bar)@3000rpm. oil at 60c
if all is ok check cable going to switch for breaks or touching frame and shorting out,if thats all ok next change oil presure switch . if the test do not produce the results to spec then the right hand side off engine will need be striped down to replace the oil pump and inspect the internal engine componants for oil starvation damege which could result in a complete engine overhaul. i would not be using the bike until repaired. engine seizer can result in an accident.

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