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Great advice from everyone- thanks!
The reason I used the Bosch 3300 is that a number of technical sites stated that its specs were very similar in every way to the Honda OEM filter. Does anyone have any experience using it? If that is the problem I will definitely change it.
I have used the OEM filter and did not have your experience with the oil pressure light.


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Great advice from everyone- thanks!
The reason I used the Bosch 3300 is that a number of technical sites stated that its specs were very similar in every way to the Honda OEM filter. Does anyone have any experience using it? If that is the problem I will definitely change it.
I would too suggest that it is the oil filter, as you have said "specs are very similar"(they are not identical then, and therefore not suitable for your purpose), problem is the characteristics of the filter you have used may be very different internally, some filters have bypass ports (for when they block for example) always use genuine or at minimum an aftermarket one that is specific to your bike, remember saving a few dollars by going non genuine, may cost you a lot of dollars in the end.....

BTW I wouldn't be telling Honda either what you did, they will record it, and it will be used against you, if things were to go bad in the future.....
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I have used the OEM filter and did not have your experience with the oil pressure light.
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I would too suggest that it is the oil filter, as you have said "specs are very similar"(they are not identical then, and therefore not suitable for your purpose), problem is the characteristics of the filter you have used may be very different internally, some filters have bypass ports (for when they block for example) always use genuine or at minimum an aftermarket one that is specific to your bike, remember saving a few dollars by going non genuine, may cost you a lot of dollars in the end.....

BTW I wouldn't be telling Honda either what you did, they will record it, and it will be used against you, if things were to go bad in the future.....
O.K, you've got me! I will swop it tomorrow.
Nobody has commented on the oil I used- it was about the only synthetic I could get that didn't state that it was "resource conserving", I assume that the Mobil1 is O.K?
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Save yourself some money, Honda GN4 10W30 (I think thats what the manual recommends) is good enough. Although I would recommend doing oil and oil filter changes every 6000km/ 3700 miles.

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On the first start-up after an oil + filter change, with the bike in an upright position, the oil must disappear quickly from the oil level view glass, and the oil warning light must go off in less than 30 seconds idling.

If the oil level stays the same in the view glass after starting, then the oil is not circulating = switch the engine off immediately and find the error.

The oil you chose is a bit too thick, but that'll only spoil the gear shifting slightly for the next many miles, no oil pressure spoils everything quickly.

My money is also on the filter.
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On the first start-up after an oil + filter change, with the bike in an upright position, the oil must disappear quickly from the oil level view glass, and the oil warning light must go off in less than 30 seconds idling.

If the oil level stays the same in the view glass after starting, then the oil is not circulating = switch the engine off immediately and find the error.

The oil you chose is a bit too thick, but that'll only spoil the gear shifting slightly for the next many miles, no oil pressure spoils everything quickly.

My money is also on the filter.
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Thats what I thought, Hans, and its always been my experience with cars.
Thank-you. I will update this once I've changed the oil filter.
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+1 for the oil filter causing the issue. Might be 'different' pressures to the original one hence the error reading.

Doubt it's the actual oil used...

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I haven't heard about filling the filter 3 quarters full. I just put the filter on out of the box and it was an aftermarket one. Also the manual states that the oil level is achieved when the oil can be seen between the top and bottom line.


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I'm not sure what characteristics you read that made the Bosch filter seem "of equal specifications" but, for what it's worth, flow rate (/filter quality) is going to be the key factor you need to consider...something which bosch filters are not well known for, and something which bosch tends to keep from technical datasheets on their products.

OEM filters will always be your best bet. Well-tested or well-researched products will come second, as they were designed to be more versatile among a range of applications.

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[QUOTE=OneTime;387402]I'm not sure what characteristics you read that made the Bosch filter seem "of equal specifications" but, for what it's worth, flow rate (/filter quality) is going to be the key factor you need to consider...something which bosch filters are not well known for, and something which bosch tends to keep from technical datasheets on their products.

OEM filters will always be your best bet. Well-tested or well-researched products will come second, as they were designed to be more versatile among a range of applications.
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There were also some references, I think, in "Bobs the oil guy"

The first one seemed to imply some experience.
There were a couple of other sites too.
If I find them, I will link them too.
Thanks to each of you for the advice.
I will buy a Honda filter today
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