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    Hello everyone

    I went for a ride and on my way back I started hearing a grinding noise from the engine. I turn the bike off and let it cool down and then I continue to ride home I was two minutes away. When I got home my oil light started flashing I checked the oil and it was at Maxx. Engine is still making the loud noise on the top end.I change the oil and put new oil in. The noise is still there. Could it be that my oil pump isn’t working? Could the oil be blocked and not making it to the top of the engine? Has anyone had this happen to them.

    I have a 2008 f800st
    17,000 Km

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    what was the engine temperature at & the coolant level.
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    Temperature was at half.

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    Some trouble shooting is in order. What's your level of mechanical competence and willingness?

    Remove plastic to allow closer access to the engine area.
    Ignition off.
    Using centre stand.
    In gear (3rd or 4th)
    Manually rotate rear wheel.
    Is the sound present?
    Where does it seem to originate?

    From this test, further decisions can be made. Perhaps more pieces need to be removed - battery, airbox, etc. to allow more precise locating.
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    What was the resolution on this issue? Having the same issue, with a possibly oil pump problem. Trying to find the proper steps/guide to change the pump. Can anyone help? On an F800ST.

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    Get yourself either the service DVD, or a Haynes manual. Both will cover this.
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