Psiclops revisited!!
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2009 Piaggio MP3 500ie
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:27 pm quote
ramblerdan wrote:
Just grind off the crimp and you'll see a normal barbed fitting in there. The chucks that come with the Psyclops are terrible; I replaced them with quick-disconnect fittings the first month I had it. I plug a normal chuck into the quick disconnect and use that until it wears out (they always do), then chuck it (ha) and replace with another one.
I'm having trouble visualizing this setup. Pics?
2009 MP3 400
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:49 am quote
OK, will take pics tonight.
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:46 pm quote
Thanks - I'd like to keep the gauge going - I think the company is out of business.
2009 MP3 400
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Location: Saratoga, N.Y.
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:51 pm quote
Carefully grind or cut off the crimp (arrow)

...and you will see that underneath, the fitting has barbs. Just cut off the end of your hose, slide it on over the barbs, put an appropriate size hose clamp on it, and you're done. (The image below is for illustration only; it's not the Psiclops fitting.)

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:29 pm quote
Please stop bringing these old threads back to life. I was perfectly happy without knowing anything about this. Now I've got two of them, and I still don't know what it does.
2008 Piaggio MP3 500ie
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:16 am quote
ramblerdan wrote:
On the other end of the the threaded fitting is a barbed extension, not visible without removing the hose. You can just pull the old hose off (I had to grind off the compression fitting and cut a slit in the hose; be careful not to score the barbs). Put a small hose clamp on it and you're good to go. You might not even need to replace the hose. Just cut an inch or so off the end. Worked for me.
Thanks! I'll take a look.
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