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Default Oil Light Problem!!!!

I just got back from riding and my oil light flashed off and on and then wouldn't come on at all and when I turned my key to the off position and then back on and the oil light wouldn't come on. Then when I shake my bike up and down the light flashes. What could be the problem or problems that it could be? It is a 2006 XL883 Custom. Any info would be helpful!!!!
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Probably sensor going bad. They are crappy sensors and need replacement often. They run about $15 for a sensor and maybe half hour labor to change. Check the connections first though. It could be a loose wire also.

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Probably sensor going bad. They are crappy sensors and need replacement often. They run about $15 for a sensor and maybe half hour labor to change. Check the connections first though. It could be a loose wire also.

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I agree. The same thing happened to mine...
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yep I would check the wires, maybe oil or a film of corrosion on the connection bad connection fitting, etc.

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Probably sensor going bad. They are crappy sensors and need replacement often. They run about $15 for a sensor and maybe half hour labor to change. Check the connections first though. It could be a loose wire also.

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Cool Oil Pressure Light

Same problem on my '03 1200 XLH. It happened at about 700 miles, it's come on 2 times since then (in 2000 mi.) but as long as the oil pumps and lubes the motor it's not a problem. Either a bad sensor or bad connection. I bought my Sporty last July with 350 miles on it in "new" condition. Not very many bad oil pumps with this little wear.
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