Flashing oil light
So, over the weekend I put some new plugs in my 450cmx. I also changed the oil and put in some 15/40 Valvoline, this is the first oil change since I got the bike a few months ago. I never changed the oil filter which I am regretting but I will try and order one. I assume these old 450s have an oil filter?
I also added some shims to the carb needles to enduce some richness because I have open pipes.
I took it for a quick run to the gas station yesterday, all seemed well. This morning I did my 6 mile trip to work. Again all fine.
But when I left work this evening the oil light remains solid when at idle, and is slow flashing when I am driving.
Are these bikes sensitive to the oil level as perhaps I need to top it up, or perhaps it is overfilled? Could these be a cause? Or the engine is not happy with the grade of oil?
It seems to coincidental that this started just after making these changes.
1986 Rebel 450, a little bit bobbed here and there!