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Hello folks, has anyone added one of this gadgets to their wing? specially a 1500, i found one cheap at autozone, its very small and it would fit next the fuel filter. do u think its a good thing to add?

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Might be useful for a fuel injected racing bike, but a waste of time and money on a carbed 'Wing.

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Hello folks, has anyone added one of this gadgets to their wing? specially a 1500, i found one cheap at autozone, its very small and it would fit next the fuel filter. do u think its a good thing to add?

One thing to think about if you install it permanently is that it is another [lace for a potential fuel leak. Could be dangerous especially if you have an accident.

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the output of the OEM pump is only 3.5 to 5 psi


that gauge won't be very useful for you


and, it is another failure point for a leak.


I have one that I bought for testing purposes while working on my 1500.
used a Tee connection.... and the output was less than 5 psi

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You don't need it. If it's running you have fuel pressure, if not you still have to figure out why.

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Go for it! If I worried about fuel burning in a crash I wouldn't be riding. Use quality fittings, clamps and gauge then stabilize. See post #4, I would use a gauge that would have the working pressure at 3/4 of full scale.

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if the oem fuel pump pressure wont be read cuz its to low then there is no point on having one. thats what i wanted to hear. so thank you guys
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1500 OEM pumps develop about 1.5 PSI. That little gauge would probably work well with a barb and extension hose when diagnosing intermittent fuel pump malfunctions at speed on the road.

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On fuel injected vehicles I check for blow. On carbureted engines, suck is more important.

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Those cheap gauges tend to fail internally and either don't read or worse, they leak all over the place. I guess on the bike you'd at least see and smell it quickly. We used them sparingly in the supercharged cars we were playing with a few years ago. Even though they were threaded right into the fuel rail they still leaked inside the gauge and out around it - just a leak waiting to happen.

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