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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Any way to get the oil pressure reading like the older Rushmore bikes?

On the pre M8 rushmore bikes you could get an actual oil pressure reading on the info screen. Now it just says 'OK" or check oil. Any way to get a pressure reading like the older models? I'm going to add an oil pressure gauge if not.


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On the pre M8 rushmore bikes you could get an actual oil pressure reading on the info screen. Now it just says 'OK" or check oil. Any way to get a pressure reading like the older models? I'm going to add an oil pressure gauge if not.
Why? If itís OK....then itís OK. Itís just one more thing to stare at while your trying to enjoy your ride.
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Why? If itís OK....then itís OK. Itís just one more thing to stare at while your trying to enjoy your ride.
Years of turning wrenches it is just what I do. I like to be able to check hot idle and cruise pressure from time to time.


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Years of turning wrenches it is just what I do. I like to be able to check hot idle and cruise pressure from time to time.
On the one hand, I get it. Iím a full time wrench myself. But....on the other hand I donít get it. Itís a new bike with a warranty. Youíre not supposed to worry about that crap. Run it! If it breaks, let Ďem fix it.
Not trying to offend. Just conversating. Do what makes you happy, of course. Unfortunately I have only criticism for your plans......not an answer to your original question. Good luck though.
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From what I understand, no, there is no way.

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There isn't, and it's stupid that they changed it. I want to know what the pressure is.
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The only way is a mechanical gauge and it has been done on another forum.
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These engines are more about oil flow than oil pressure. It is not like many other engines especially car engines where oil pressure is more important. Plus the oil sending unit can go bad and give you a false reading when everything is fine anyway. Been there, done that. ALL of the other non fairing bikes don't have an oil pressure gauge and you just ride them. If you really need it then add the OP gauge and have at it but I think you are overthinking it and taking away from the reason you ride in the first place. Ride safe!
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@RGKen you are dead on! The diesel engines today are about volume not pressure. I use to be that guy that thought you needed high pressure to fully lubricate but in all honesty the more pressure the better the chance of blowing a seal or gasket. Ill take volume over pressure any day. If its says OK then dont worry about it. That being said my really old outdated Rushmore bike has pressure readings and its a great tool to see fluctuation to tell if there is a problem or potential problem. So I guess what Im saying is deal with it and ride. If its not ok then you need to be concerned.


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i was concerned about the lack of a gauge at first, too, but after reading about how the M8s CIRCULATE the oil for cooling purposes i don't see a problem. OK means OK

didn't somebody figure out a way to read oil temperature instead of ambient temperature though?

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