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Offline ISU Cyclone

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No oil pressure
« on: November 26, 2014, 03:29:47 am »
This morning I was going to ride to work since the roads are clear of ice and with snow predicted for tonight, I figured this might be my last chance for a few months. The temperature was in the low teens Fahrenheit but had been in single digits during the night. The bike started right up but the red oil pressure light came on and stayed on. There was also a warning of low oil pressure. I shut it down, waited a few seconds and tried it again. Same thing. I tried it about 4 time with the same result. I thought it might have been a computer problem but the engine didn't sound right, so I gave up. I tried again tonight and everything was fine. The temperature had risen to the mid 20's F by then.I have ridden in a lot cold temperatures without any problems in the past but I hadn't run the bike in a couple weeks this time. Anyone else had this issue?
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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 07:14:01 am »
*Originally Posted by ISU Cyclone [+]
This morning I was going to ride to work since the roads are clear of ice and with snow predicted for tonight, I figured this might be my last chance for a few months. The temperature was in the low teens Fahrenheit but had been in single digits during the night. The bike started right up but the red oil pressure light came on and stayed on. There was also a warning of low oil pressure. I shut it down, waited a few seconds and tried it again. Same thing. I tried it about 4 time with the same result. I thought it might have been a computer problem but the engine didn't sound right, so I gave up. I tried again tonight and everything was fine. The temperature had risen to the mid 20's F by then.I have ridden in a lot cold temperatures without any problems in the past but I hadn't run the bike in a couple weeks this time. Anyone else had this issue?
Did you check to see if  your oil level is normal? Was the bike fairly level when the warning came on?

But this is the first I have heard of an oil related problem on a TTSE.

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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 07:41:24 am »
It would be very interesting to get to the bottom of this i am sure for you but for us also.  But i think a trip to a dealer is important.  With  most engines if the light is on it means very low pressure and if riding too late to stop and cause no damage.  As you say if sensor or computer problem at least the engine will be ok.  But it needs to be reported to triumph so they know it has been reported for future claims.

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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 08:47:53 am »
I have started the Trophy is below freezing conditions, and no oil pressure warning. The bike had been overnight outside with ice all over it, probably -5c or lower.

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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 03:49:38 pm »
Put the bike on the center stand, get a good flashlight and have a look at the oil level site glass. How does the oil look both in terms of level and color?
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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 06:01:01 pm »
... further to other posts - if the Oil Pressure light is still on,
DON'T ride it to the Dealer - this can cause serious damage to the engine,
which is then unlikely to be covered by Warranty  :005:

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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 08:22:49 pm »
I hate intermittent problems! Could be temperature related I suppose? Please keep us posted.
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Re: No oil pressure
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2014, 02:10:04 am »

This morning I was going to ride to work since the roads are clear of ice and with snow predicted for tonight, I figured this might be my last chance for a few months. The temperature was in the low teens Fahrenheit but had been in single digits during the night. The bike started right up but the red oil pressure light came on and stayed on. There was also a warning of low oil pressure. I shut it down, waited a few seconds and tried it again. Same thing. I tried it about 4 time with the same result. I thought it might have been a computer problem but the engine didn't sound right, so I gave up. I tried again tonight and everything was fine. The temperature had risen to the mid 20's F by then.I have ridden in a lot cold temperatures without any problems in the past but I hadn't run the bike in a couple weeks this time. Anyone else had this issue?




For the engine to have no oil pressure would usually mean the oil pump went belly up which is pretty uncommon with any motor. I would guess the low temperature you have had probably affected the sensor for the oil pressure. I live about 25 miles from you and temps are predicted for the 40's sometime this weekend. You might want to start the engine and if the oil light goes off as normal may indicate it is the cold weather affecting the sensor. Barry

 



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