On the road with failing oil switch sensor

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by piercalif, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. piercalif

    piercalif Biciveloce

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    I am on the road with a failing oil switch sensor, I called and visited a few ktm dealers and the part is not available, does anyone knows of of I can fit an sensor switch from a different vehicles maybe a car? Something that I can buy at a local auto part stire
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  2. readymix

    readymix Adventurer

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    Need to know the thread size and the pressure setting.
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  3. piercalif

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    Not sure 2004 950 adventure
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  4. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Oil switch sensor?? The pressure sending unit for the oil pressure light?? Light on? Leaking?
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  5. piercalif

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    Correct is located in the back of the front cylinder I do no know the details the size etc, looking to replace it with a different part available st any store
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  6. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    M10x1.5 (metric)

    For an 'easy to find' solution: Get a short M10 screw + bolt and copper washer. Put the bolt over the screw and the washer behind it. Bolt the screw in a bit and tighten it with the bolt to secure it.

    Have fun riding. no oil pressure control tho, so replace it asap.
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  7. piercalif

    piercalif Biciveloce

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    Luckily no leaking oil

    I find this solution on line, hopefully they'll have an auto zone in Vegas where I am

    AutoZone carries a Duralast PS177 (by Wells Vehicle Electronics)
    M10x1,
    N/C,
    3-8.3 PSI
    $6.99
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  8. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    If it's not leaking, leave it as it is until you can find one.
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  9. piercalif

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    Ty I prob just buy whatever I can find and swap it if needed, thank you all for your suppprt
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