July 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm #34732
I’ve read the 2015 Forum entry on chain oilers, but certainly the Scottoiler range seems to have been developed since then. What are the pro’s and con’s of oilers, based on members’ experience, and are there any recommendations? I’m doing what research I can, via the web and other bikers, but any info will be useful.July 12, 2020 at 6:02 pm #34733andrew_buchananParticipant
Rank: 125cc Rider
- Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
I have an auto Scott oiler on 990 and has worked well for years
Havent had any issues at allJuly 12, 2020 at 7:14 pm #34734MalcolmBParticipant
Rank: 400cc Rider
- Town/City: Ashhurst
- Bike: 2014 Triumph Xc
I use an oiler called LOOBMAN which is simple and inexpensive and only requires the occasional input from the rider. Judging by the present indications I will get 60000 km on the chain and sprockets on the Tiger. However equally as important to oiling the chain is cleaning it regularly with good old kerosene and expensive chain oilers won’t do that for you!July 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm #34735
Thanks, Andrew and Malcolm.
Andrew, is your Scottoiler vacuum or electrically operated? I’ve been getting some good feedback on the electrically operated one.
Malcolm, I agree on chain cleaning. It’s the spray-on, tacky lubricants I’m not keen on – seem to collect grit, thus making a good grinding paste!
Thanks again, both.
PeteJuly 14, 2020 at 1:21 pm #34747Adrian GodfreyParticipantRank: 50cc Rider
Nemo is great, no electrical fitting required, shop around on price, there is also a Chinese copy now
https://www.motomox.co.nz/shop/show_single_product.php?prod=459July 14, 2020 at 3:03 pm #34748
Thanks for that. Seems simple, efficient and a lot cheaper than Scottoilers. Do you use a Nemo and, if so, do you get any excess oiling?
PeteJuly 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm #34749ljhfarmParticipantRank: 650cc Rider
I use a Tutoro chain oiler, simple and works very wellJuly 14, 2020 at 7:31 pm #34750Adrian GodfreyParticipantRank: 50cc Rider
Yes I have the Nemo on a Multistrada, no oil leaks, just make sure it is completely full with no air on top of the oilJuly 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm #34758
Thank, everyone. That’s given me a fair bit to consider.
PeteJuly 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm #34759EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
I need to fit one to the DR as well but I want something that doesn’t need to be filled every ride. How many km’s will they do between fillups?July 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm #34975Graeme HowarthParticipant
Rank: 125cc Rider
- Town/City: Havelock
- Bike: 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan
+1 for the Tutoro. Only used it on 2 road bikes so far but no electrical or vacuum connections required. Dead simple. I get at least 800kms on a fill. Bought from here:~ http://www.fastbikegear.co.nz/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=323 but like everywhere else they seem to lack stock at the moment thanks to the CCP virus.July 31, 2020 at 4:25 pm #35052
Looked into the Tutoro, but these no longer have an NZ distributer, although they are available from the UK manufacturer. Shame really, since they seem simple, not requiring attachment to vaccuum or battery. Fastbikegear informed me that they were no longer importing the product.
So, back to the Scottoiler, I guess.August 1, 2020 at 7:50 am #35054sabin brewerParticipant
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Town/City: Wanganui
Hi there I got my chain Oiler off Amazon $39 us, you just turn the click thing on the top when you want oil well worth a lookAugust 27, 2020 at 9:19 am #35169
Purchased Tutoro oiler from the UK, and I’m well pleased with the quality and the fitting. The package took less time to get here from the UK than it did to get from Auckland to Richmond! I chose the Adventure kit because it had all the fittings that I could conceivably need and, in all, the oiler took less than an hour to fit.
I’m still fine tuning the flow (working from lowest setting upwards), although I think I’ve reached the final setting (today’s ride will confirm).
I priced the Scottoiler options, finally potentially settling on the vacuum-operated version. In the end, the fact the Tutoro is independent of the bike electrics or vacuum feed sold the Tutoro for me – it operates purely on bike movement, after the engine’s running.
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