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post #1 of 7 Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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zx6r ran with oil light

Last month I took 2003 zx6r out for a spin as I was pulling back into driveway bike slipped on gravel and I lowered it to ground. Anywyas oil light was on when I turned it back on. I figured it maybe was just an error of some because the bike didn't sound any different. so I let it idle like 30 seconds and drove it back to garage about 100 yards and bike temp was like 200 so I let it idle another little bit to cool down it but it got a little hotter so I shut it off. Total run time was probably about 2 minutes. I read and burped engine light went away. I have let it idle a few times to operating temp afterwards and there's no different noise nor was there ever only when I loosened filter it was louder. Anywyas my question is did I damage anything and if so how can I tell. Thanks
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so I let it idle another little bit to cool down it but it got a little hotter
If the bike is not moving, and the fan isn't running, there is no air flowing pass the radiator fins, so of course the engine will get hotter.
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If you lowered the bike to the ground easy then there shouldnt be damage.
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thanks for the responses but I was asking. About damage for running with air in engine system for those few minutes
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You should be fine. Specially if you only drove a few 100 yards.
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No problem at all. Now if you were revving it at 12k then you could do some damage if it were not pumping at all. Also, if the bike hadn't been running just before the light came you could have possibly done some damage. But assuming it was running just before it was dropped or or even 15 min earlier I very much doubt you did anything. At low rpm there will be enough oil coating the parts to be A-OK. Though I doubt you lost oil pressure for more than a few seconds. Lots of vehicles you need to turn it off and restart to get that light off and on some you need to disconnect the battery to get it to reset. Can't speak to the ZX6R's system on that but no worries from what you describe.
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Thanks for responses guys. Changed oil and cut filter apart for hell of it. Not a spot of anything in it so that's. Good. Thanks again
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