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How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:23 pm

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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Scartlead » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:23 pm

Mpv2k3 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Really need to sort some gauges out for the R3. And work out what exactly to buy for set up as the sandwich plate won't fit, so from what I read, it's a banjo bolt jobbie. It's beyond me #-o

Thinking of oil pressure, oil temp and water temp gauges.


Also, how sturdy are the vent 3pod holders? :?:
Pretty sturdy :) A little top heavy with everything fitted, but fine and also havent glued it down, just clicked into place.
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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by warpc0il » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:28 pm

That looks like you could benefit from a mousemat ;)
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Getting the oil at (or ideally above) 100C is key to driving any condensed water out.

It also shows how much cooler it's been in NI vs England over the last few days.
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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Scartlead » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:30 pm

Heat wave? what? Not over here lol.

Thanks Dave, food for thought :thumleft:
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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Ninja_Freak » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Scartlead, where did you get your gauge pod?

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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Scartlead » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Aka Mark 8)

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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:59 pm

I got my Triple Pod Gauge Holder from that Company too :thumleft:


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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Ninja_Freak » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:40 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:59 pm
I got my Triple Pod Gauge Holder from that Company too :thumleft:

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The switch is for the HUD :thumleft:
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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Ninja_Freak » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:46 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The switch is for the HUD :thumleft:
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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Mpv2k3 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:47 pm

Scartlead wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Mpv2k3 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Really need to sort some gauges out for the R3. And work out what exactly to buy for set up as the sandwich plate won't fit, so from what I read, it's a banjo bolt jobbie. It's beyond me #-o

Thinking of oil pressure, oil temp and water temp gauges.


Also, how sturdy are the vent 3pod holders? :?:
Pretty sturdy :) A little top heavy with everything fitted, but fine and also havent glued it down, just clicked into place.

What size gauges are these? 52mm or 60mm
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Re: How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by Scartlead » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 pm

52 :thumright:
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How to fit a Vent Pod and Oil/Water Sensors

Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 pm

Block8Head can make 52mm or 60mm Holders for the Vents =D>

I went for 60mm :P
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