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Well, after leaving my newly purchased 99' M900 sit for about 3 months due to the oil warning light coming on I finally gave in and brought it to the dealer. The thing I don't get is how this started happening after I removed the engine case (on the clutch side) to replace a few seals since oil started leaking into the clutch area. I put it all back together just like it said in the manual and in the same way as it came apart. Took it for a ride and as soon as it warmed up the oil light came on. No oil leaks anywhere, but the uncomforting red oil light is not what I wanted to see. I was so discouraged at the time that I couldnt tear back into it, and now it's too cold for me to be working out in the driveway. Plus, it won't start now either... Despite have a full charge on the battery it still cranks slow and just won't fire up.

I can't wait to get it back, but sure I won't like the bill for the service. :(
 

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Re: Had to give in and send the bike into the shop

man, I'm sorry to hear that.....

Did you change the oil pressure sending unit? it could have gone bad....
 
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Re: Had to give in and send the bike into the shop

No, I didn't change the sending unit because I didn't want to just throw parts at it. Of course, ducati has a special mechanical oil pressure testing tool to determine whther it's the sending unit or not. I'm hoping it's just that, but who knows... Seems weird that it happened right after having that engine cover off. Something must not be right in there.

The original leak started after a HARD ride one day. Came home and saw oil had blown all over the lower side of the egine and back tot he swingarm. Luckily it never reached the tire while I was attacking the twisties. I'm wondering if the high revs may have caused the oil to leak in the first place.

What's the redline on a 99" M900 anyay? My tach doesn't have it marked and I think I read in the manual 9000 was the max. That's what I set to stay under.
 
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