Inline fuel pressure gauge - permanent

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Iplayforme, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:23 AM.

  1. Iplayforme

    Iplayforme Adventurer

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    How is this as an idea. To mount this on one of the fuel lines as a permanent way to monitor fuel pressure. It's small enough and was cheap.

    If it's sensible, which line. The feed or return and how do I tell the difference. It's for an r1150gs.

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  2. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    Why ?
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  3. Dan-M

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    What he said.

    You are adding two new connection points that can develop a leak. Also, the gauge depending where you mount it could be subject to damage (leakage) in a fall.
    Fuel pumps are pretty reliable. If yours fails, you are dead in the water regardless of having a gauge. If your concern is a plugged filter, the symptoms are pretty obvious and replacing one is pretty cheap.
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  4. Iplayforme

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    in researching the 304 code my gs911 showed it seemed quite a few people suffered from cracked fuel lines that caused that code
    I've seen others make up a test piece with a gauge to look at their pressure. So I figured it would be a way to monitor it. it's very small and where situated if damaged in a fall I have bigger trouble. tucked away nicely. With proper clamps don't see too much risk but I understand the point.
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  5. roger 04 rt

    roger 04 rt Long timer

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    Make up a hose with a female QD. Once a year measure the returning volume of fuel.
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  6. wellcraft

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    I don't see the necessity of adding a pressure gauge no matter how small, light or deep you can tuck it away. Just another potential failure point in my opinion and I don't see that it adds any value. It's your bike tho so if it floats your boat go for it.
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  7. GS Addict

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    It would need to be on the lower line.(feed)

    I see no need for it tho'

    Do what Roger suggests.
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