Oil pressure

KC Gager kc at brgracing.com
Mon Jul 6 07:18:28 PDT 2009

Didn't these thing have a plastic oil pump drive gear and they where a
problem? Z you out there. Z would know he knows everything.

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-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Ernest Montague
Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 9:04 PM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: Re: Oil pressure

If the oil is not sucked away from  the sight window you have a  
problem.  Sounds like the oil pump is bad.

On Jul 5, 2009, at 7:43 PM, Wendell Crain wrote:

> Hi everyone!
> A couple weeks ago, I had a pretty good get-off during a race. I got  
> thrown and the bike flipped. It ended up on it's side and I have an AC  
> separation of the shoulder. Today I was going through the bike to find  
> out what ended up broke. The radiator mount broke from the body - I  
> should be able to put some JB Weld on to fix that. I bent bolt where  
> the frame slider goes in. I got the bolt out without incident, so just  
> need a new bolt. Need to get parts for the left rear set. The big  
> issue came after starting the bike. I checked the radiator and the  
> water was clean. Then opened the oil drain and the oil was the normal  
> color. Looking at the site window, it is in the normal range of where  
> I fill. I flipped the on switch and pressed the starter. It took a few  
> tries. I guess the bowls had drained out when it was laying on it's  
> side afterwards. It finally started and started to warm up. But the  
> big part was the oil pressure light that I have wired to an LED on the  
> panel wouldn't go out. I shut the bike off. Then disconnected the  
> battery and hooked everything back up again. Still the LED wouldn't go  
> out. The switch at the bottom of the engine looks OK. Looking at the  
> site window, before when the bike was running, the oil would  
> disappear. This time the level dropped a bit, but didn't leave the  
> window.
> I was reading in the manual that the first thing is to check the loop  
> from the switch to the light. Then after that to hook an oil pressure  
> guage up to an oil gallery under the engine. Is there an automotive  
> guage I can find that will do this? Or do I need to purchase a Suzuki  
> special tool? The other question would be, is there anything else I  
> should be looking at? I was thinking I should just drain the oil in it  
> and put in some fresh. Maybe the filter as well? Any suggestions would  
> be appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Wendell
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