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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2019, 09:08:56 pm »
it's a pressure switch, a level sensor would never work on a bike as there is no constant level,its always changing due to leaning in turns ,accelerating and braking etc.

Actually the Yamaha Super Tenere has an oil level sensor.,   https://www.manualslib.com/manual/582246/Yamaha-Super-Tenere-Xt1200z.html?page=19#manual

Don't know if any other bikes have an oil level sensor, I have a ST and when reading the manual after I purchased it, it struck me strange that the idiot light was a oil level sensor rather than pressure.
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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2019, 04:16:30 am »
Same with my 1982 gpz 550. It has a level indicator not a pressure switch.

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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2019, 10:18:48 am »
Interesting on the level indicator. Obviously better than what my KLR came with. (none)  >:(
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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2019, 08:17:35 pm »
Same with my 1982 gpz 550. It has a level indicator not a pressure switch.

hmmmmmm....
that's news to me...... '82 550's I was sure, had a pressure switch...
27010-1155   SWITCH,OIL PRESSURE

which happens to be the exact same part on the '86 - '06 Conni....

it has been superseded by p/n 27010-1313 tho.. somewhere's back in time...

after looking further, I'd have to say those 2 parts (identical) have to hold the record on "most widely used Kaw part" I've ever seen...  based on "where used" search... which cut off, and really should show further back than it does currently... a doing searches on a Fiche, for specific "earlier years" will show those being used... :-\

even my '78 KZ1000Ltd (B2) had one..... different number, but Pressure, not "level"
   27010-1013   SWITCH,OIL PRESSURE
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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2019, 08:20:02 pm »
 :??: :)

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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2019, 12:48:07 pm »
Yes my 1980 and 1982 KZ 550s did have oil pressure switches but the 82 GPZ 550 I just got has an oil level indicator. I didn't know they existed. When I looked at the bike I thought the pressure switch had just failed. I did some looking around and found that it has a level switch and had a electrolyte level indicator that went into the wet cell battery. Both are still available as NOS. The side stand down, low fuel warning, oil level and battery all tie into a master warning light on the GPZ models.

I have found an oem parts on Chapmoto.com for the 82 550 h1 gpz

Sorry for the hijack I know none of this helps the OP with his problem.

Has you resolved the problem with your oil pressure?

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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2019, 02:21:24 pm »
If anyone is in a quandry over what type of switch they really have just test it. with ignition off remove sensor, put finger over hole,start engine and count to five, you will now know for sure what you have......lol

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Re: oil light on after oil change
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2019, 07:39:28 pm »
Yes my 1980 and 1982 KZ 550s did have oil pressure switches but the 82 GPZ 550 I just got has an oil level indicator. I didn't know they existed. When I looked at the bike I thought the pressure switch had just failed. I did some looking around and found that it has a level switch and had a electrolyte level indicator that went into the wet cell battery. Both are still available as NOS. The side stand down, low fuel warning, oil level and battery all tie into a master warning light on the GPZ models.

I have found an oem parts on Chapmoto.com for the 82 550 h1 gpz

Sorry for the hijack I know none of this helps the OP with his problem.

Has you resolved the problem with your oil pressure?

Thanks for sharing that, I stand corrected...  :great: :great:

I was having a hard time finding "part data" thru my normal sources/fiches which didn't show the '82 GPZ550 (H model), or didn't show '84 and earlier stuff...
all I could glean was the KZ550 data... after doing more page flipping, I do see it has what you noted, also the GPZ750 shares the part, along with some other models...
the GPZ's in their infancy were a departure from the normal path, and do require some extra searching to find correct stuff... thank you again, I'm always trying to increase my knowledge on those models. :beerchug:

holy moley.... that is one EXPEN$$$IVE part.....
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glad I don't need one.... :rotflmao:
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