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Mark K Boy

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Hi,

I like the idea of Oil Pressure gauge.......

Volts help if you use a power take off (I will make a separate post of this).

Mods have been done on a K1100RS 1993......



If you need a more exacting break down I will be happy to answer your questions, basically, I am running this off where the original sensor whole that comes out of the block, it fits - thats the good news.... - and, yes - my fairing covers this all......

So I get to keep my dash board warning light, plus........


I replaced the fuel and temp gauges with matching VDO's as well (Sorry if that offends the purists out there, "They are still German!")
I have also replaced the bubbles with blue LEDS ($AU3.50 each) as well as the speedo and tachometer - looks cool....... More photos to come........


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Inge K.

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VDO have pressure sensors with warning switch for low pressure, then you don't
need the T-piece and original switch.......you only need a shortstraight tube.
This type is normaly used when you are using the hole for the genuine switch.

This sensor looks like the one you allready have....but it's more with the same
housing but different internals......don't know which version you have.


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Thanks,

I tried to find such information on the form before I proceeded but nay have missed it......
Do you see any problems in what I have done so far?



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What's the VDO number on the sensor you have?


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I shall find it when I'm back home.


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Marky Boy OZ wrote:
Dovyou see any problems in what I have done so far?

Looks OK for the function, but it could be that some parts is unnecessery.
The sensor lies a bit exposed if you're unlucky and hit something, even if
the spoiler is some protection........just my thoughts.


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And well received.
Less parts are better. Agreed.
Once again, I did search form for "Extra gauges" and found a capillary type mod that I decided against. I had committed to my partner that surly someone else has done this...... Through my own fault it took a little running around to get to where I am now. Man I just want her back on the road at this point. I will have some interesting input on Chinese front disc rotors that are sold for ABS models that don't fit... They are at a engineers as of now being modified for the Abs rotor. Is it worth putting up?



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Hi,

I tried logging into the form from my laptop to answer your question with regard to the VDO sender, it's a 360009 oil pressure sender.



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Marky Boy OZ wrote:Hi,

, it's a 360009 oil pressure sender.

Then you have two switches available for your low oil pressure warning lamp.

The original switch opens its contacts at 0,30 bar.
The VDO switch opens its contacts at 0,48 bar.

Of the two terminal at the VDO sensor....the one with lowest resistance to
ground (~0 ohms) is the switch, the other one is for the gauge.

By judging the pictures in the first post, the terminal closest to the camera
should be the one for the gauge.


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Thank you once again.
I will let you know how I go.


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@Inge K. wrote:VDO have pressure sensors with warning switch for low pressure, then you don't
need the T-piece and original switch.......you only need a shortstraight tube.
This type is normaly used when you are using the hole for the genuine switch.

This sensor looks like the one you allready have....but it's more with the same
housing but different internals......don't know which version you have.
Mate - you were dead right, less parts the better - my work was weeping a little - I colud not put her back together like that.
I took your advice and wired accordingly.
No leaks, a oil pressure gauge and dashboard warning light.....



My fairing will cover all once I have properly insulated all terminals....


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End result.......




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Update....

If anybody is looking to swap out the fuel gauge for a VDO.
It is possible here in Australia to get one "Suitable for old Holden's".
This way you do not have to reverse the reader in the petrol tank. (Pain in the bum)

Over seas riders would look for a gauge suitable for "OLDER" cars (they are wired to read in reverse).


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