oil pressure

Discussion in 'Oil' started by 36meterz, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. 36meterz

    36meterz Member

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    changed oil last weekend started bike oil light went out came up to 60 psi and shut it down . didnt think any thing of the high psi. rode bike to work the next day about 20 miles and the oil psi was still at 60 psi. when i let it idle down it still read 60. i tapped the gauge the neddle dropped to 30.when i rode it home the gauge read 32. could it be a bad gauge or somethig else ?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Bad guage or the pressure relief valve could be sticking in the motor.
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Did it rattle or make any unusual noise when you first started it?
    The plunger on the oil relief spring stuck on my 08 causing a rattle and high oil pressure for a few seconds.
     
  4. 36meterz

    36meterz Member

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    no unusul noise or rattle
     
  5. 2000classic

    2000classic Active Member

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    You said you tapped the gauge and the needle dropped to 30. Would not that say bad or temp. stuck gauge?:dknow
     
  6. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Test it with an external oil pressure guage first to see if your oil guage is working right or not.....I just changed my oil relief spring because my oil guage was jumping all over. The guage is working fine now...