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Wet Head oil pressure....

Monday I was finally able to take my new '16 Road Glide Ultra for a ride that due to work and weather had been sitting since last month on a battery tender in the garage. I was about half way through my ride when I wondered what my oil pressure was. Due to it not having an analog gauge I hadn't thought of it till then so I pulled it up. It was good at idle, about 13-15lbs but at highway speed it was 26 which I thought was a little low.

I called the dealer and asked the service manager and he says the book says 30-38 and that I could ride it but I needed to bring it in which I did. Long story short cause I'm typing this on my PITA phone, he calls today and said nothing was wrong with it. He sez they checked the sending unit and it was OK and they called Harley Tech Support and they say the oil pressure should be 30lbs with 5 pounds variance +or- which would put me in range on the low side.

Due to the time line of today's events and the fact I cant find anyone else with oil pressure that low I think they're blowing smoke up my ass. My '11 with 75k+ miles had better oil pressure. He then claimed his street glide and several others on the show room floor where showing similar oil pressure. I'm going over Saturday and he's gonna have to show me.

What do you guys think? What kind of pressure are you running?


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My 110 indicates that it's slightly lower than the 103 ran.
The analog gauge on the 103 usually read 30-32ish, the digital gauge on the
110 seems to want to run 28 or so. Always less than 30 for sure.

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Thanks Tom. It looks like you and me are the only ones that check our oil pressure. I guess at the next SW I need to watch for more smoke lol


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Thanks Tom. It looks like you and me are the only ones that check our oil pressure. I guess at the next SW I need to watch for more smoke lol
I think I go to that page mainly because I'm amazed that the ambient temp reading is actually reasonably close. The part that freaks me out is that the oil pressure is not continuously updated, so when you first see it the reading is whatever it was the last time you brought that page up. So you're ripping down the road, poke the button and the first number you see is 13lbs or something til it updates.

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I think they have that +/- 5 degree variance because HD oil pressure gauges are not the most accurate things in the world. It's good to have something to go by but you don't have an oil pressure gauge on some bikes so if you had been on a RK you wouldn't have even thought about it. If the dealer said it was good then I would ride it like I stole it and if it blows up it's on them.

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Hello Jim,

I've only got about 180 miles or so on the new one but I will keep an eye on it.

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My 110 indicates that it's slightly lower than the 103 ran.
The analog gauge on the 103 usually read 30-32ish, the digital gauge on the
110 seems to want to run 28 or so. Always less than 30 for sure.
This about pegs my 110 also once up to temp it is always below 30 even accelerating.
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I think they have that +/- 5 degree variance because HD oil pressure gauges are not the most accurate things in the world. It's good to have something to go by but you don't have an oil pressure gauge on some bikes so if you had been on a RK you wouldn't have even thought about it. If the dealer said it was good then I would ride it like I stole it and if it blows up it's on them.
I hear you but what wasn't good on Monday mysteriously became good on Wednesdsy! I have no problem riding it like I stole it, that's the way I ride in God's country far away from phone service or dealers to the tune of about 20-25k a year. If theres nothing wrong with it great but I have a 10k mile trip planned this summer and the fact it's under warranty will be little consolidation when I'm sitting in bumf#ck Idaho broke down .

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I've only got about 180 miles or so on the new one but I will keep an eye on it.

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Thanks Troy but due to circumstance I only have 130 on mine. Mine was messed up out of the box. Right or wrong had I test rode it I wouldn't have bought this one.

Supposed to be super nice Tuesday and Wednesday next week. I'm gonna run the piss out of it and try to get my 1000 miles on it.
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It seems when I bring the screen up mine is at 33. I really don't check it ,just the same screen that shows air temp.
I do run SYN engine oil.


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