On our ride yesterday, the check oil light came one mid ride. It was intermittent, but had me worried.
There was oil in the line, no air bubbles, and there was blue smoke. More importantly, we rode 20 or so K in some varied snow conditions, and the bike didn’t seize.
Click on the pictures for a more in depth explanation.
Here’s a few things I found:
-The oil level was low…doooh! I metered the green/white wire,
and had no contact to ground. Check!
-The rear sub wiring loom is pulled through the rear of the oil tank putting pressure on the low oil switch.
This needed to go! Click on the above picture.
Gray shows OEM wiring path, yellow new path.
I used some 4cm heat shrink to seal all the connectors. I cleaned them 1st with some contact cleaner, let dry then slid the heat shrink over.
Clicked the connectors in, then heat shrunk with heat gun.
Where i couldn’t get it to suck up totally, I either tie wrapped it or squeezed it shut with my fingers. This was done for the:
-Low Oil switch
-Rear sub harness and all end connections
Here’s the rear harness pulled over the top, and ready to get tie wrapped and tucked up ahead of the handle.
I also put the low oil wire, and connector underneath the tank to take pressure off the switch.
Ok, on to the airbox side.
I broke out the heat shrink and went to town
Condensator was sealed, and tucked inside the sub frame, and tie wrapped. Zero strain on the wiring, and an excellent spot for it.
Diode pack was sealed from the bottom, heat shrunk, then sealed over the top, and heat shrunk. I re-used the mounting hole and secured it to the sub frame
Topped up the oil tank,fired up the bike, and took it for a short spin. No light, and runs well. Job done!