Originally Posted by 2003 Sporty
Has anyone added an oil pressure gauge to there Sportster? What brand? Where does it hook up and mount? Do you like it? I have a '03 1200C.
I think the idiot light is enough protection for oil pressure. The old bikes (twin tanks) had a total oil loss system - no oil pump. You just hit the hand pump every now and then to let the oil dribble down through the engine and eventually hit the ground. I know engines are much higher tech today, but they still use roller bearings. As long as you have oil flow over the roller bearings, things will be ok. If you wanted to add a gage I would add one for oil temperature.
But the above comments do not answer your question. Two basic types: electrical and mechanical. Mechanical taps in an oil line with flexible tubing - this has the potential to be messy if something breaks. Electrical may be as simple as replacing your current oil pressure sensor, the one that feeds your idiot light, with a sensor appropriate for your gage. HD had got to have a variety of these units for various models.