Oil pressure gauge and water temp?


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No1uno
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Oil pressure gauge and water temp?

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I was looking at my binder (service Manual) and thought can I put in a Oil pressure gauge and a temp gauge on my Goldwing?
I see they both are only a single wire to each. Will this work? I would like to keep an eye on my oil pressure and water temp.

Has anyone done this already? Pics and story would be helpful...

Thank you in advance


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that oil pressure gauge will scare the crap out of you at idle.
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Ya, mine only reads 8 PSI (within spec) at idle with warm engine.
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How did you wire it up? Just right on the green wire to the gauge? any pictures? thanks!
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1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
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1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: Oil pressure gauge and water temp?

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Max-Tow digital/analog oil pressure gauge comes with its own sender unit, so I unscrewed the stock Honda sender, Got a TEE-block, screwed that into the engine where the stock oil sender goes, then threaded both the Max-Tow sender and the stock sender into the block. That way the OIL light still works, too. And I got a Max-Tow voltmeter, too.
See this thread.
viewtopic.php?p=309811#p309811

Here's the result.


♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Thank you so much for the write up, great information that I needed.


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