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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Monza Gas Cap or oil pressure gauge?

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Although the cap is really nice farkle, IMO the gauge is a necessity, especially since moisture in the rubber boot at the sending unit can send false signals. Another plus is the gauge looks really slick installed. Surprisingly, I get comments on it often. Never thought it would have garnered praise from unfamiliar eyes.

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I've had a Monza cap for about 5 years and wouldn't want to go back to the stock cap. Apart from the aesthetic aspect (which is a matter of personal taste), you don't have to find somewhere safe to stick the cap whilst filling up with petrol and it's never hard to open. Personally, I've not had any trouble with the oil pressure switch on my bike (I avoid hosing it with water as I did have this problem with my previous Ducati) and have never felt the need for a pressure or temperature gauge. They just give you something else to worry about.


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Surely an oil pressure gauge will give you some useful info. I've had the Monza cap for several years now and consider it a necessity of sorts. I had my tank redone shortly after I got the bike (small scratch on side) and the new thick clearcoat was amazing. After that, I just couldn't see unlocking and unscrewing/unscrewing what felt like a ten-pound cap with a gloved hand over that beautiful tank, particularly as much as we have to fill these things.

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Another vote for the oil pressure gauge.

I personally don't use either (cap or gauge), but definitely wouldn't mind having an OP gauge. I have no problem using the stock gas cap... actually I prefer it. I tried a Monza cap and thought it ruined the look of an otherwise great looking tank. To my eye the 2-1/2" Monza cap looked huge atop such a small, sleek fuel tank. Plus the required adapter leaves just enough room to insert a fuel nozzle, and no room to see past it when you're refueling.

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I've got both, I get more use out of the Monza cap (obviously). Don't get me wrong, it's good to have the oil pressure gauge, but these engines seldom have oil-related issues, so I don't really check it that often.

There's a thread on a DIY oil presure gauge kit, it's what I went with and it got the whole thing up and running for around $75.

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An oil pressure what? oh heck no...Monza gas cap all the way..I spent a bunch of money stuff for my bike.. the Monza gas cap was the best value.. sooooooo awesome.

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All very good points. I am at the point where I am just about satisfied with the mods on the bike but I keep seeing all these little pieces that make me want more! I think I might go with the gas cap. I love the classic look of it and the ease of just flipping it up to gas it up. This bike will make me broke! I just don't understand it, I had a 2007 gsxr600 that I didn't want to mod and just rode. With the thruxton, I feel I have more fun working on it than riding it.
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Depends what you want to do...Ride looking at the cap or guage,,,.I look up the road!

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Gas Cap is Big

One downside to the gas cap is if you plan to use any regular size tank bag. That cap sticks up too high. I suppose you could switch back to the stock cap though if you do use a bag.

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