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    boost guage

    Whats the best place to mount one? Jerry, I noticed in one of your pics you moved yours from the handlebar pad to the mirror, did you have any problems with it in the pad and how much did the replacement pad cost when you moved it?


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    the pad looks bad asssssss

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    I prefer having it in the handlebar pad, but i was riding my 5 year old, we hit a wake and the gauge cut his lip open.

    I was sick over it! That is when i moved the boost gauge to the mirror pod along with an oil pressure gauge. I'll post a pic later!

    A replacement handlebar pad is about $38

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    The pad is where I will probably mount it, how did you secure it? Is it a thin pad over hard plastic that is hollow underneath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    I prefer having it in the handlebar pad, but i was riding my 5 year old, we hit a wake and the gauge cut his lip open.

    I was sick over it! That is when i moved the boost gauge to the mirror pod along with an oil pressure gauge. I'll post a pic later!

    A replacement handlebar pad is about $38
    Sorry about the kids lip.
    Can you post a how to install the boost and oil pressure gauge?

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    There is hard plastic under the pad that you have to dremel out. You will see once you get it apart. Its really quite easy and mounts in there perfectly.

    Unstaple the pad covering and set it aside. Then drill a 2" hole thru the styrofoam and into the plastic. Dremel the hard plastic as necessary to make the mount. Then staple the pad cover back on. Cut a smaller hole in the pad cover than you drilled into the foam/plastic and slip the gauge thru. Makes for a nice looking install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    There is hard plastic under the pad that you have to dremel out. You will see once you get it apart. Its really quite easy and mounts in there perfectly.

    Unstaple the pad covering and set it aside. Then drill a 2" hole thru the styrofoam and into the plastic. Dremel the hard plastic as necessary to make the mount. Then staple the pad cover back on. Cut a smaller hole in the pad cover than you drilled into the foam/plastic and slip the gauge thru. Makes for a nice looking install.
    Thanks Jerry.

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    Thanks for the info, now I have another project

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    I just had a brainstorm.

    I was just thinking about taking one of the e-temp sending unit out and replacing it with a pressure sending unit to measure boost instead of air temperature.

    Of course this means I'm gonna have to find a pressure sending unit sensitive enough to measure boost and I'll have to figure out some circuitry to calibrate the pressure to the same range the e-temp sending unit uses.

    hmmmm... I'll have to do some research on this.

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    Someone once mentioned that the mpem/infocenter has boost display capabilities that can be turned via buds. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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