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oil pressure gauge
i always heard the theory's/myths about the oil pump in the Kawie, like wheelies for too long causes the engine to starve of oil. or WOT for too long causes oil starvation. so on..
so i installed a gauge. plus it looks cool too. i have always warmed up my quad before going WOT or heavy throttle. well this gauge proves that theory.
when cold with amsoil synthetic. gauge reading at idle is 75 to 80PSI (7C outside temp)
when at operating temps (about 98C)- gauge reading 15 to 20 psi.
i figure the pressure relief is about 75 to 80psi. (makes you wonder if the engine gets oil at start up:S?) as when im riding.. WOT or cruising she will sit from 60 to 80PSI
The wire doesn't hang down like that. i picked up a grommet from the store and neatly goes thru the top of the plastic on the handle bars
showing the temps with the gauge on the trail
08 750i, 26" bighorns 2.0 on itp 108ss. Ricochet full armor. warn 2500RT winch, 2"SS atv lift,engine snorkeled. BLUE back lighting for pod, PIAA lights, HID lights, heated grips, water temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, custom rear rack(flat pack), EHS racing lid, poly upper a arm bushings. big guns full system, msd. zerk's on every suspension joint, dis-connectable sway bar