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air/fuel and boost gauge installation

In the process of installing my Katana supercharger and was also thinking of installing an air/fuel guage and a boost guage. I wondered if anyone had any write-ups on installing either or had tips/experiences with these installations. All help welcomed, thanks.

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Does the manifold have a port of somekind between the supercharger and the engine (the runner area)?
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With the Air /Fuel you will beed to put another o2 sensor into your exhaust. With the boost guage, you can either "T" off between the bypass valve and intake or install a fitting directly into the intake plenum.. I did the "T" fitting trick, but will likely change it to a dedicated hose fitting in the near future.
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Does the manifold have a port of somekind between the supercharger and the engine (the runner area)?
I installed an AEM wideband and Summit boost gauge w/ electric sender using BWR/Trickster's gauge pod. Tapped in one of the central runners for a reference.
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measuring psi on a blower will drive you nuts..

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Some nice custom gauges on this Katana install....

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Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

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measuring a varying pressure is easier if you install a small orifice to smooth the reading.
this is the trick we use on the vacuum gages when tuning the carbs on a bike.
good luck, i envy you the blower.
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