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oil pressure switch and gauge

hey guys. i want to put on a oil pressure gauge and still leave my existing pressure switch. where would i attatch my oil pressure hose for the gauge? i have a 81 sporty ironhead. thanks for any and all advise.
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You'll need a "T" fitting to run both. On Touring models, the oil guage is electric, and a dual-sensor is used that works both the guage, and triggers the light below 4 lbs.

With a light and a manual guage, you are asking to do an electrical function and an electrical function.

Unless you tap into a port somewhere else for oil PSI and leave the sending unit for the light alone.

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does the "T" fitting go where the existing pressure switch is? and then the pressure switch and oil hose for the gauge just mount to the "T" fitting?
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Yes. T-fitting into engine, with switch and oil line in the other two openings.

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does the "T" fitting go where the existing pressure switch is? and then the pressure switch and oil hose for the gauge just mount to the "T" fitting?
Exactly.

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Ok great! Thanks guys. I just hope that I can fit all of that cause its in a tight spot
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Ok great! Thanks guys. I just hope that I can fit all of that cause its in a tight spot
Take the oil filter off. Makes it a loty easier. Still, with large hands, it's a B*tch getting it all together. The oil dripping down on parts and fingers and wrenches combined with the "no room to work" makes it hard.

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My switch is in the front of the engine and the oil filter is in the back. There's no way a T fitting is going in there. Do I need a extension or somthing?
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