2T Oil Level Indicator for Yamaha RX


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Here is my Yamaha RX135 thread
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...young-devil-wheels-preloved-yamaha-rx135.html

Though RX 2T tank comes with a transparent window to check low oil level, I always wanted a indicator to show low oil level. Not because of laziness, I may miss to check oil level on busy schedules.

Went in search of TVS Max 100R oil level switch. To my surprise this particular part is out of stock in most of the shops and with TVS dealer too. Finally after 2 days of hunt got what I wanted.

Parts / Tools used:

Oil Level switch from TVS Max 100R
12V bulb (small one)

Candle (to heat the tank)
Knife (to cut the tank, I don't have drilling machine)
m-seal

DIY
a) Fixing the switch in tank
- Drained oil from 2T tank
- Removed the tank and plugged to 2T oil hose to pump
- Cleaned and rinsed with thinner
- Washed with detergent and dried
- Found a suitable are for oil level switch fitment and heated using candle
- Once when the plastic became soft, using knife cut to to few mm smaller than switch dia
- Use a file to finish the hole
- Cleaned the tank again and dried
- Fitted the oil level switch and packed with m-seal

b) Fixing the indicator lamp
I don't want to spoil the stock look by adding any additional lamps. Wanted to instal additional indicator but that should not be visible outside.
- Removed the pilot lamp assembly
- Opened it and found lot of space inside to accommodate one more bulb
- Initially fixed a RED LED in the NEUTRAL lamp compartment
- Though the light intensity is sufficient during night time, I am not satisfied with that
- Removed LED and fitted a small 12V bulb inside Neutral lamp compartment
- Additional bulb will share the -ve from neutral bulb
- Fitted back the assembly

c) Wiring
- Switch gets the input from Indicator flasher
- Output from the switch is connected to the additional bulb in neutral lamp compartment

Working
When the oil level is low (just touches the top of transparent window in tank) additional bulb in neutral lamp compartment starts flashing [:D]

I have taken Video of this, but I could not post it now (office laptop doesn't allow to upload the video in Youtube) and the size is close to 20MB

Here are the few snaps (Sorry guys, missed out few snaps, tank with switch assembly, bulb fitment, etc)
 

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Fantastic DIY! really surprised how deep can creativity go. Please post that Video soon. I have never seen such a DIY thing on any bike. Rx guys will be able to copy this as it is simple yet very functional.

Adding reps, your love for your bike is visible (VERY CLEARLY) here in this DIY.

OT: I have got a similar idea for the wiper tank in my car [glasses]

Thanks a lot Mr.Boss
 
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Fantastic DIY! really surprised how deep can creativity go.
OT: I have got a similar idea for the wiper tank in my car
Thanks dude. Awaiting your DIY for windshield washer tank (will follow it)

Nice DIY, great creativity.

Please explain a bit more about the wiring. Waiting for the video.
Thanks dude. Here is the wiring diagram. Will post the video soon.

Wiring.jpg
 
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Here is the video.
- Pushed the float with screw driver (since oil level is more in the tank)
- Oil level indicator flashes
- Oil level indicator flashes with Neutral indicator
 

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Thanks for the Video. Did you also buy a indicator flasher? how much did it cost & is it the same for all two wheelers?
 
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Thanks for the Video. Did you also buy a indicator flasher? how much did it cost & is it the same for all two wheelers?
Thanks for the diagram, so you have used a separate flasher, I taught you used the same flasher connected to indicator. [:)]
Sorry guys,
It's the same flasher used for Indicators (not an additional one)
Here is the updated wiring diagram
Wiring 2.jpg
 
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Nice Idea. Is the flasher connected directly to battery or through ignition(key).

Sorry for many queries.
You can ask as much as questions buddy.

Sorry again, I'm bad at circuit drawings (being a Mechanical Engineer). Flasher is connected to battery via ignition key only.
 
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OT: I have got a similar idea for the wiper tank in my car [glasses]
Dude, If you have started your DIY please let me know.

But, this same level switch cannot be used for Wiper tank, as contact points are exposed and will be immersed in water. Being water is a conductor, even with full tank of water, switch will be in closed loop.
 
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Oh ok. I thought of buying it today & try it. But luckily rains spoilt all my plans. If not this, What switch can be used for the same?
 
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