Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Long story short: Dave nailed it. Keep it full and you'll have oil flow and life will be grand.
Long story longish, the pressure at a point just outside of the oil pump will run 10-20ish psi. If you put an oil sender there, by the time you don't have pressure there your head is already toasted.
The critical oil point in the engine is the right-hand side of the exhaust cam. That is the last place that gets any pressurized oil. If there is any place that you'd want an oil sender it would be at the cams. The problem is that the cams see oil pressure of about 0 to 2 psi. Any oil light hooked up there would be on quite a bit of the time even though all is well.
There is no problem at all with the KLR's oiling system. It will suck up a bit of oil when run for prolonged periods at 5Krpm and up, but what thumper won't? There are solutions for that (ask if you are interested) but simply keeping an eye on the oil and keeping it full is the best solution in any case.
By the by, I run a pressure gauge on the cams as well as a Ninja 250 oil pressure sensor to a warning light, so it can be done but is pretty much a fool's errand (and there's no fool like an old fool ;^)). I also have some changes made to the oil system so that I see 4psi at the cams when running at 5krpm with oil temperature of 195°F.
Tom [email protected]
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 05-25-2018 at 03:10 PM.