Had a freaky deaky dutch situation during oil change (YIKES)
I was changing the oil on my 2016 Versys 1000 when this happened. This was the 3rd oil change. The 1st two were uneventful. The 3rd one went as usual UNTIL this; warm up engine real well, drop oil, drop filter, let drain, install filter, replace crush washer and drain plug, fill with oil. All well at this point. I did put some oil in new filter but didn't top it off. When I started it the RED indicator light didn't turn off as it usually does in 2-3 seconds. I shut it down. Waited a minute. Started again. Light still wouldn't go out. What the F____K? I removed the oil filter and there was no oil present? I started it for 1-2 seconds and oil started to flow at oil filter location. I shut it down, filled filter to the top, screwed it on quickly, restarted engine, LIGHT WENT OUT. Put heart back in mouth and regrouped from my state of panic. Never had seen anything like this with any other bike I've owned? Anyway all seems well and tragedy averted. What did I learn? For now on and ever more I will FULLY PRE-FILL the oil filter before starting an engine with a fresh oil change. I never want to experience that again!!! Kind of a heads up for all!