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Old 07-06-2019, 11:56 AM   #1
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Oil level sender on my 2002 FZ1

Hey gang:

Changed the oil on the ol' wreck last week, and now the red light stays on in the gauge cluster. Currently not low on oil, as the oil level is at the top of the sight window, on the center stand, engine over night cold. Now this has happened before over the years, but this time the light will not shut off, when the bike is on the road.

Can't blame it on dirty oil, because i change the oil in the thing every two thousand miles since new. Around sixty oil changes, with the device now at 120K miles! lol!

Soon, any ideas about this situation? I checked with Partshark, and a new unit, is $145.00! Not about to spend that kind of money for the unit.

Anyway, any help/ideas would be welcome.

Methinks i will jump on the ol' wreck in about an hour, and run over to San Juan Bautista for a "Arnold Palmer", and think about this situation. lol!

Now you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Old 07-06-2019, 12:04 PM   #2
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We didn't always have oil level indicators on our bikes. Disconnect it and just check it manually before every ride.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:15 PM   #3
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We didn't always have oil level indicators on our bikes. Disconnect it and just check it manually before every ride.
Not a big fan of a level idiot light anyway. (Rather have a pressure sensor and readout on the MG.)
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Well, i checked E-b*y, and those units are quite literally, a dime a dozen. Couple of them, for around twelve bucks each! I have sent a e-mail to the seller, to inquire about mileage, on each unit. Might just obtain both of them! lol!

Anyway, we shall see about this nonsense. Other than the &%*$@* white connector, this is only the second thing to cease to function, on this bike. Not bad for a bike with 120K miles on it! These gen.1's are hard to beat, for durability!

Thanks again, gang.

Dean

P.S. Just ordered a low mileage sender from a place i have obtained FZ1 parts/tires, before. Yet another $13.90 i will never see again! lol!
Hmm, about time to get on two wheels, and head for S.J.B., for a soft drink.

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Old 07-06-2019, 08:43 PM   #5
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:07 PM   #6
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Pat’s fickle finger of fate is again right on.

That stupid oil level sensor has been a fiasco since 2001.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:10 PM   #7
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Thank you, Mr. Glenn.

I can always count on you, for helpful hints, about my gen.1, FZ1's.

See ya in about three weeks time, when i hit Hermosa Beach.

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Old 07-07-2019, 08:36 PM   #8
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But the parasitic drag from so much oil in the sump will surely slow the bike down!
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