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Default pressure gage

which kind of gage can install on the head to measure the pressure

Do installation as in the appropriate image????

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Your link didn't work for me.
It asked me to sign into google which I don't do.
But we have information in the XLFs Sportsterpedia on installing a gauge at this link:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:refil15


This drawing should be accurate for installing an oil gauge.

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An oil pressure gauge is useless on an Ironhead.

You cant see a gauge at night and there are no gauges made that will accurately display 3psi that you will see at a hot idle and not blow up with 80psi on a cold start. (Plus the vibration issue)

Keep the light it is the right choice.
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If it really needed one the factory would have installed one.
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If it really needed one the factory would have installed one.
I would not go that far as the factory did not install oil coolers or filters on some models.
And the Stealer will gladly sell you an acc'y gauge, and take your $ with a smile.
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At what pressure does the light come on?
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I think it is 3psi
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Rick's right.
Hot idle pressure is suppose to be 3-7psi.
The oil switch sends signal to the light for it to come on.
So the light coming on depends on the condition of the switch.
It's spring loaded so sometimes it'll vary.
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The check valve spring is what makes the pressure to turn the light off.
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Yes, the check valve provides the pocket of pressure that operates the switch.
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