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Default Russ, I'm surprised you didn't run the gauge...

...off of the front of the pump, where the sensor normally goes.
I used one of those flexible braided rocker box oil lines and mounted the gauge just off of my forward controls.
I can clearly see it, registering a true reading, even when I'm riding.





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Thats what I did, ...
Me too, a tee direct from the oil pump just before the switch. One time i ran the hose up to the steering head, another to the handlebar. Just need tiny hose, 1/8" ID is plenty.
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Do not eliminate your oil light, this is your first and best indicator of proper oil flow.
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Any chance someone could re-host the pics? Thread is kind of useless without the pics.
You can view them directly because Russ posted his pictures as public.

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You should be able to figure out which ones go with the text (1,2,3,5,6,7,9,12,17,15 - in that order). Ivan's images are set to private - no viewee...
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And I will once again throw my two cents in again on this subject.

1.) Does the Sportster produce oil pressure at the rockerbox....... YES IT DOES.

3 to 5 pounds at idle (hot) 15+ (cold)

2.) The Iron head will not show any pressure at running speed and temp..... False

If it is not showing pressure you may want to rebuild the pump or the entire motor.

3.) Use a 0 - 15 gauge, although it will max out with a cold motor it will hold up jusr fine and give you a readable number running hot at an idle and will show 7 - 10 running road speed.

A 0 - 30 gauge is only useful at cold temp, a 0 - 60 is as useless as tits on a boar hog.
All of this depends on the oil you are running multiple Viscosity oils will show low to no at running hot or cold idle. 50 weight in the summer shows lower pressure, 60 Weight is king.
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And I will once again throw my two cents in again on this subject.

1.) Does the Sportster produce oil pressure at the rockerbox....... YES IT DOES.

3 to 5 pounds at idle (hot) 15+ (cold)

2.) The Iron head will not show any pressure at running speed and temp..... False

If it is not showing pressure you may want to rebuild the pump or the entire motor.

3.) Use a 0 - 15 gauge, although it will max out with a cold motor it will hold up jusr fine and give you a readable number running hot at an idle and will show 7 - 10 running road speed.

A 0 - 30 gauge is only useful at cold temp, a 0 - 60 is as useless as tits on a boar hog.
All of this depends on the oil you are running multiple Viscosity oils will show low to no at running hot or cold idle. 50 weight in the summer shows lower pressure, 60 Weight is king.
+1. My experience reflects all of this as well.
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You can view them directly because Russ posted his pictures as public.

Go here: http://s285.photobucket.com/user/rus...sort=3&page=27

You should be able to figure out which ones go with the text (1,2,3,5,6,7,9,12,17,15 - in that order). Ivan's images are set to private - no viewee...
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Still gettin this:

A -Remove the oil pressure sending unit or keep it and attach a T brass fitting
B - Run a hose (AN-3) to your oil pressure gauge

* If you want i can send you pics of my set up 94XLH
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Just Wondering, How many K models, XLs, XR750 racers ride their bikes staring at an Oil Pressure Gauge?, I know of a young guy that looks down at his rocker box gauge terrified at the pressure drop, meanwhile Mrs Mercury is ready to pull a fast left ending all his Dreams ..
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