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VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: tukes23 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:39 pm

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This is a direct replacement for your crappy factory plastic plug. These are CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and fit better than factory.

Rev 1 is a reproduction of the factory plug in Aluminum and has the fill volume engraved in it to replace the sticker that always falls off the plastic plug.

Rev 2 is a new Knob style design that adds a bit of flare to a normally ignored area.

All plugs are currently only available in a machined finish, but can easily be polished, brushed, powdercoated or painted by you.

All plugs will also include a new high-temp O-ring.

Will fit 1981 and up XV750-XV1100 Viragos.

Please visit the online store for purchase.

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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:43 pm

I really like the knob design !
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: Naspc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:27 pm

Jake wrote:I really like the knob design !


It would be cooler if they have a temp gauge or sensor.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: tukes23 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Naspc wrote:
Jake wrote:I really like the knob design !


It would be cooler if they have a temp gauge or sensor.



I'm currently working on a piece to replace the oil level sensor with a temp sensor. It probably won't be practical for anyone else, but I'm only doing that because I'm going to put an oil pressure sensor in the system, so i don't need the level sensor.

My build is going to have a ton of electronics on it with a custom digital gauge system keeping track of everything.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:57 am

Oh Yea..like that knob design too. Ordered one..for ME..heh. Will swop my metal cap with wife's plastic one when new one arrives.


Shhhh...don't tell her. Don't think she'd notice anyway.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: eslmatt » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:46 pm

tukes23 wrote:

I'm currently working on a piece to replace the oil level sensor with a temp sensor. It probably won't be practical for anyone else, but I'm only doing that because I'm going to put an oil pressure sensor in the system, so i don't need the level sensor.

My build is going to have a ton of electronics on it with a custom digital gauge system keeping track of everything.


looked through your parts, nice work.

I would like to know more about your custom electrical system with the extra sensors. Would you mind starting a build thread?

FYI the pressure system will only tell you when you are completely out of oil, if you want advanced notice keep the level sensor. With your fabrication skills why not add a temp sensor somewhere else? like your oil cooler adapter.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:49 pm

My cap came today. Looks nice/unique. Tad taller than I expected, but I'll survive.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: tukes23 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:42 pm

eslmatt wrote:
tukes23 wrote:

I'm currently working on a piece to replace the oil level sensor with a temp sensor. It probably won't be practical for anyone else, but I'm only doing that because I'm going to put an oil pressure sensor in the system, so i don't need the level sensor.

My build is going to have a ton of electronics on it with a custom digital gauge system keeping track of everything.


looked through your parts, nice work.

I would like to know more about your custom electrical system with the extra sensors. Would you mind starting a build thread?

FYI the pressure system will only tell you when you are completely out of oil, if you want advanced notice keep the level sensor. With your fabrication skills why not add a temp sensor somewhere else? like your <a class="vglnk" title="Link added by VigLink" target="_blank" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=oil+cooler" rel="nofollow"><span>oil </span><span>cooler</span></a> adapter.


The reason to use a pressure sensor is to keep an eye on the oil circulation. There is a very good reason that all modern cars use an oil pressure reading over an oil level reading.

Think about it like this, if you measure your blood pressure, you know that there is blood flowing around your body being pumped by your heart. If all you did was poke the end of your toe to see if there was any blood left in your body, that doesn't tell you anything. If there is no pressure or to much or to little pressure, you can immediately tell there is a problem.

When it comes to engines, oil is the blood that keeps things working. Say your oil pump drive breaks. How would you be able to tell that your entire engine was slowly destroying itself due to lack of oil? Your oil level light would never come on. If you had an oil pressure gauge and warning light, you would be able to see that something wasn't right and shut the engine off before catastrophic damage was done.

If you want to tell if there is oil in your engine, check the sightglass in the stator cover before you go for a ride. That is why it's there.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: tukes23 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:45 pm

Flyingdog wrote:My cap came today. Looks nice/unique. Tad taller than I expected, but I'll survive.


Honestly, it's only .012" taller than the factory cap.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:42 pm

Well... whatta ya know....Guess the full body of the knob style threw me off atad. They are super nice.
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: eslmatt » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:17 am

I am a fan of many sensors; not or, and :bg:
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Re: VIRAGO OIL FILL PLUG

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:45 am

tukes23 wrote:
eslmatt wrote:
tukes23 wrote: If you had an oil pressure gauge and warning light, you would be able to see that something wasn't right and shut the engine off before catastrophic damage was done. If you want to tell if there is oil in your engine, check the sightglass in the stator cover before you go for a ride. That is why it's there.

There's been oodles of threads regarding this matter. I find, also, just having a simple oil pressure gauge tapped into the upper union bolt will tell me if oil is getting up there. Even though it maybe only bout 10#, it atleast tells me there's oil flowing up there. Maybe coming up with oil line union bolts predrilled & tapped for a gauge, would be handy for those who don't have the skils or tools, to drill & tap...nor the time, either
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