Oil Pressure


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portugeezer
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Oil Pressure

Postby portugeezer » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:54 am



My oil pressure when my bike is cold and I'm giving the bike throttle is around 50-60PSI. Once the bike gets hot it drops to 40PSI. The tubing going to my gauge has mostly air and some oil in it. Is that normal? The bike runs great no ticking or knocking. No oil light coming on. The oil pressure gizmo under the false tank cover looks a bit rigged. Could the problem be there?



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Re: Oil Pressure

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:38 pm

The manual reads:
at cranking speed= 18psi(cold) 5psi(hot)
950 rpm=60psi (cold) 12psi(hot)
5000rpm=64psi(cold) 60psi(hot)

And the "air" is not a problem in the line. You could bleed the air out if you want. It will probaly respond quicker if you do.

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Re: Oil Pressure

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:00 pm

Sounds like pretty solid performance for a bike with a few miles, whether 10 years old or 35 years old.

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Re: Oil Pressure

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:04 pm

By respond quicker , I mean the gauge you know. Not the bike.




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