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    Oil light and starting problem
    on: Oct 05, 2017, 09.27 pm
    Oct 05, 2017, 09.27 pm
    Today I stopped my bike (DCT) and when I tried to start the bike again the oil light came on and the bike just refused to start. I checked the oil and it was a little low so called a friend and topped up the oil. However the bike just refuses to start. Apart from the obvious of changing the oil and filter is there anything else I should be looking for? I can’t find any information anywhere

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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #1 on: Oct 05, 2017, 11.23 pm
    Oct 05, 2017, 11.23 pm
    Did I you start and run the bike for a short period of time ( 1-2 mins maybe) then shut off,  leave for a while then try to restart?


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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #2 on: Oct 05, 2017, 11.25 pm
    Oct 05, 2017, 11.25 pm
    is the kill switch off? loose connection?

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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2017, 06.51 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 06.51 am
    Thanks guys,
    I turned the bike off after about 30 minuets steady riding tried to start it as normal and it lights up as normal, engine management light goes off but the oil light stays on and it just won’t start. I checked the usual, oil lever - which I topped up, the kill switch, side stand switch etc but nothing. An oil and filter change will be done at the weekend with crossed fingers. Then I’m stumped

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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2017, 07.19 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 07.19 am
    Engine turning/cranking or nothing at all?


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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2017, 07.40 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 07.40 am
    Hi PJ, I've just read and interesting post on a NC700 site.
    Sounded like a similar issue. Boiled down to the bike being stuck in gear which was stopping it from starting and low battery not having enough balls to get the box into neutral to enable it to start.

    Here's a link:
    https://www.nc700-forum.com/forum/garage-mechanical-help/3951-nc700x-dct-wont-start-5.html
    There's s bit in the middle of the thread where it all goes  :450: but it may help you out.



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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2017, 08.29 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 08.29 am
    Having looked at the above link, it seems the conclusion is that its always best to put the DCT in neutral before turning off the engine, something which, up to now, I have very rarely done. :002:

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    Re: Oil light and starting problem
    Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2017, 12.17 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 12.17 pm
    I've noticed that the the gearbox finds neutral with a clunk on switching the ignition on after switching the bike off in gear. Sounds plausible that it can't do that if there's not enough juice in the battery.

    Have you called a dealer for advice? If you can speak to the technician they generally know about these nuances. I've found the technician at Smiths Honda in Chester (where I get my servicing done) to be very knowledgable and helpful, could be worth a call?

     



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