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OP gauge
#778910 07/17/19 6:10 am
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I just installed the oil-pressure gauge kit from Triples Unlimited, $123 direct.
A nicely made piece of kit. Installation took about an hour, and no leaks.
Showed 90psi on startup, can't wait to see what it shows hot.


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Re: OP gauge
DavidP #778949 07/17/19 3:01 pm
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I'm curious too smile.

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DavidP #778965 07/17/19 8:40 pm
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AKA worry meter


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Re: OP gauge
DavidP #779004 07/18/19 3:07 am
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Worse than facebooking on a mobile phone....sorry officer I didn't see him....but I had good oil pressure smile

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DavidP #779009 07/18/19 3:28 am
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Sorry officer, I couldn't take my attention off the road long enough to glance at my speedometer, I really had no idea that I was doing 90 in a 55.
If your peripheral vision is not good enough to see that a needle is pointing where it should without staring at the gauge you shouldn't be driving a car, much less a bike.
I get more worried by a flashing idiot light, with an unknown sender, than by a gauge which actually shows me a value. Guess I should've just kept riding the A65 showing 25psi on the gauge instead of rebuilding it. That reading just can't be right, it's still running isn't it?!


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DavidP #779042 07/18/19 1:47 pm
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No speedo's on my Hornet or T150. Both have O/P gauges and LED Voltron meters, cops will tell me how fast I was going. 76-Airhead has an O/P gauge where the sending unit failed/was. Being an old fart I still go by the 10-lbs x 1000 rpm. They call them idiot lites for a reason.

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DavidP #779045 07/18/19 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidP
I just installed the oil-pressure gauge kit from Triples Unlimited, $123 direct.
A nicely made piece of kit. Installation took about an hour, and no leaks.
Showed 90psi on startup, can't wait to see what it shows hot.


I have the one with speedo/tach bracket, very well made.


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