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Hey guys. This is my first post and I'm sad that it has to be an issue/concern with my R3. I purchased the bike 2 weeks ago and it has about 140 miles. So here is my issue, when cold starting my bike everything seems fine but after a run and turning off the bike to refuel or any kind of break (10-20 mins) I restart my bike and the Oil Pressure Light remains on for about 25 seconds. I took it back into the dealership I bought it from and they said that everything seems normal and that they've compared it to other R3s and that they are all doing the same ( friend of mine has a 1 week old R3 and it does not have a Oil Light that remains on) Their advice was to take it home and if it becomes a bigger issues they will have in record my visit regarding the Oil Light, should I visit another dealership or call Yamaha? This is my first bike, any feedback would be helpful. Also my bike is not part of the recall.

-The name is Fabian by the way
 

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Mine will occasionally stay on for a few seconds after stopping for gas or something.. But usually it will only stay on for about 5 - 10 seconds max.. It kinda worried me the first time it did but I guess I just got used to it because I don't pay much attention to it now.. I always keep an eye on all my gauges when I'm riding or driving though.. Just a habit
 

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Is it in the Recall ?
 

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I agree with it not being normal. Something has to be wrong, either the something is wrong with the amount of pressure or the actual pressure switch itself.
I was estimating it was 5-10 seconds that the lights would stay on but after actually timing it with a stop watch, it clocked at 25 seconds after the bike being off for about 20 minutes. I turned it off and restarted it again and light remain for a shorter period of time, 3 seconds maybe.
No its not part of the recall.

What would be my best option, another dealer or call yamaha directly?

I will look around the recall section as well.
 

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My bike has done that twice in 7000km of riding. In both cases blipping the throttle really lightly (a few hundred rpm above idle) caused the light to turn off.

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Frequent on mine, stays on for a 5-20 seconds, or until I touch the throttle. Happened in almost all hot restarts. Cold starts were less common. Haven't really ridden it much since the recall service was done so I'm not sure if it still does this or not.
 

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It would be nice to know if by having the oil pump replaced from the recall fixed your issues with the oil light. Update me whenever you go for a ride.

I will be calling Yamaha tomorrow to see what they have to say.
 

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If the recall didn't affect the oil light, and it goes out more quickly cold than when hot, then I'm inclined to guess that the oil pressure switch, however it works, may be a little more stiff than average. This means you might need to blip the throttle when hot to initially toggle the switch. On the flip side, it will probably come on slightly more quickly if you ever do run low on oil pressure. Just a wag.

Despite several people reporting that the light sometimes stays on a bit until throttle blip when the oil is already hot, I don't remember any actual functional issues reported in the forum yet. If the oil light came on again after going off, that would be a much more serious thing.
 

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Are you starting your bike vertically, or on the side stand?
Im always on the bike when I start it, so its upright but I did start it while on the side stand to see if it made a difference and its all the same.

I did call Yamaha and one of the techs there advise to take it to a local dealership and have their techs give Yamaha a call so they can troubleshoot the issue together. Dealership service guy didn't seem too excited about doing that so they are just going to replace the sensor to see if that does the trick. I will be taking it in tomorrow, I will update once the work is done to see if that fixed the issue.
 

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Mine comes on an stays on for a bit even after the new pump. It may be the oil but since your bin break in there's nothing you can do. I'm about to change to semi. As long as it goes off it's okay it's just building pressure... I'm not sure where the sensor is but it still has to build pressure.

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Picked up the bike yesterday afternoon and after the ride I restarted the bike and the light did not remain on.

They changed the oil pressure switch.
 

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My Bike is slow to turn oil light out when hot, The oil pump recall did not change it So I guess it will be going back to replace pressure switch.
 

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If the recall didn't affect the oil light, and it goes out more quickly cold than when hot, then I'm inclined to guess that the oil pressure switch, however it works, may be a little more stiff than average. This means you might need to blip the throttle when hot to initially toggle the switch. On the flip side, it will probably come on slightly more quickly if you ever do run low on oil pressure. Just a wag.

Despite several people reporting that the light sometimes stays on a bit until throttle blip when the oil is already hot, I don't remember any actual functional issues reported in the forum yet. If the oil light came on again after going off, that would be a much more serious thing.
sorry to revive a thread but do these bikes have a low pressure oil light or it only serves to let you know its time for an oil change based on the mileage ? I ask because my r3 seems to have no idea if its low on oil ....
 

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There is a low pressure oil light. But it's oil pressure, not level. So basically your engine would have to be almost completely out of oil before the light would come on.
I’m not sure how it gets much emptier. When standing thebike up straight I see NOTHING, all you see is a bit of almost dried up oil on the metal ring thing. I’m so passed at myself and at the jerk that sold it like this it’s a freaking year old bike basically
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If that's oil I see at the very bottom of the sight now. It would only take a small amount of oil, probably 6-10 oz, to bring the oil's level into the middle of the sight glass..
 
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