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Old 05-13-2009, 02:26 AM
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Hello

I have a mechanical question for you guys. Whenever I stop the bike using brakes and engine braking and end up in 1st, after disengaging the clutch, the red oil light comes on for about a second or maybe even less.

So is that a problem and if it is, is it a serious problem?

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:40 AM
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Do you always check your oil before you ride? You could be low if your light is going on when slowing down like that.
 
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:35 PM
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It sounds like it might be a loose connection, but as stated, definitely check your oil levels.
 
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by xjoewhitex View Post
Do you always check your oil before you ride? You could be low if your light is going on when slowing down like that.

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It sounds like it might be a loose connection, but as stated, definitely check your oil levels.
I don't check the oil level before I ride.
Thanks for the help, I'll go ahead and just check the oil.
 
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good idea, check the oil
 
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Ok I don't want to violate any forum rules, but I have a new question:

Where do you guy buy your oil filters and oil? Do regular auto shops like autozone, pepboys have it? Or do I have to go to the local shop, and get it there/wait for them to order it?

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Old 05-14-2009, 05:20 AM
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Yeah, most auto stores carry motorcycle oil; even some Walmarts. As for the filters, you can cross-reference auto filters which will fit the F4i. Here's a link: LINK. But me personally use a bike specific oil filter (WIX/NAPA 1358) because I believe it has a less restrictive flow ratios, but others use car filters without issues.
 
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ecrider View Post
Ok I don't want to violate any forum rules, but I have a new question:

Where do you guy buy your oil filters and oil? Do regular auto shops like autozone, pepboys have it? Or do I have to go to the local shop, and get it there/wait for them to order it?

Thanks
-ecr
I buy all my stuff at the local Honda shop. And it's usually in stock.
 
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And one more question:

What oil would you guys recommend?

I know some people swear by amsoil, but if I can't get it what are some other good alternatives?
 

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