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Offline franknsr

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Oil pressure gauge
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:22:33 pm »
...now that should answer some questions. Or create more
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Offline Donkey Hotey

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Re: Oil pressure gauge
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:46:00 pm »
Keep a close eye on that and/or consider mounting it differently. Having the weight of that gauge out there, while the engine is vibrating up and down, is going to put a lot of fatigue load on the threads of that pipe nipple. If that breaks, you've got oil pouring out on the belt, rear tire, your leg, etc. Don't want to see you have that happen.
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Offline rt66john

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Re: Oil pressure gauge
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 11:42:16 am »
The only difference between that setup and mine is I screwed the gauge directly into the T fitting.

I've had mine on the bike for almost 19,000 miles.  The only issue was one broken gauge, but that was me playing Hercules with the wrench.  :)