Ive bought a 2001 Futura with a few known problems.....
Oil light was coming on and there was smoke coming from the front end of the engine up through the headstock area. Oil level wasnt low and the bike still runs and sounds fine so hopefully there isnt any damage internally.
Ive dropped the oil and changed the filter and just fired up again. Same symptons. Oil light comes on after about 30 seconds of running and smoke from front end (Im hoping this part is just old oil on the pipes!)
Anyway, when I fire up the bike, the oil level doesnt dip at all in the sight tube. Is this normal? As oil is fired around the engine I would have thought the level would drop down and return once stopped and the sump fills up again? Could it be the oil pump therefore not working - this might explain why oil level doesnt dip in the sight tube? Can I test the oil pump (and where the hell is it / how do I get to it !?
I havent rang the bike for any long period and temp hasnt got past 120 before I stoped it. Still starts on the button and runs / sounds ok.