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Offline Red01

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« on: April 16, 2005, 08:04:43 PM »
If you have a chain oiler, please vote in this poll and respond with your positive and/or negative experiences with the setup.
Paul
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2005, 08:32:23 PM »
For the curious, here's the links to the various systems in the poll list:

CLS200 http://www.cls200.de/index_e.htm

Hawkeoiler http://www.cls200.de/index_e.htm

Loobman http://www.chainoiler.co.uk/

McCoi http://www.mccoi.de/ (Sorry, it seems to only be in German)

Mister Chain Lube http://misterchainlube.com/

MoTrax Lubetronic http://www.motrax.co.uk/Index_pages/maintenance/lubetronic.htm

Pro-Oiler http://www.pro-oiler.com/

Scottoiler http://www.scottoiler.com/

Here's a comparison (with a McCoi bias) between several of the above:
http://www.toadmotors.com/mccoi/oiler_comparison.htm
Paul
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Offline ray nielsen

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2005, 10:29:03 PM »
I've had Scott Oilers on three bikes over the past several years with good results except for trying the dual feed attachment.  It promptly clogged and I went back to the single sided applicator tube.  It seems to keep BOTH sides of the chain coated with oil -- according to the maker that occurs by capillary action.

I regularly get 40K miles from a chain and sprocket set where I usually got about 30K using spray on chain oil.

Offline longislandbandit99

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2005, 12:45:07 AM »
I don't use a chain lube tool or anything.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2005, 02:08:36 AM »
After much research I recently installed a Pro-Oiler on my B-12 and must say I am very impressed so far with the job it's doing. The dual applicator nozzle & micro processor that controls oil flow from your speedometer signal mans a constant & very controlable flow to your chain. I am experiancing less fling off & mess than any spray lube I have used, and use regular motor oil.

This baby does all that the folks over at Pro-Oiler claim!

Look here to get a few picts of the installation.

http://publish.shaw.ca/zukeman/Pro-Oiler.htm

Bazza

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2005, 09:42:39 PM »
I have just ordered and payed fior a Scottoiler for my B12.

I went for the touring model because I do a lot of distance riding to work and with the Ulysses Club.
Last week, talking to a mechanic, he said that the touring model sometimes has problems feeding from the large reservoir to the small one, so keep an eye on it.
Any comments or observations regarding this statement are very welcome
 :thanks:
GSF1250SA

Marty

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005, 10:33:58 PM »
OK, so far we have one vote for each of the following:

Hawkeoiler
Loobman
Pro-Oiler
Scottoiler
and Other

But we have comments from TWO Scottoiler owners and no comments from Hawkeoiler, Loobman and Other owners...

:wtf: let's help out our Bandit brothers and sisters.  :beers:
Paul
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2010 Concours 14ABS
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Offline ray nielsen

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2005, 05:57:43 PM »
I helped install a touring sized Scott Oiler on a Suzuki Hayabusa and it worked well.  

You need to "bleed" the system to assure that transfer from the large reservoir to the remote metering valve occurs -- any air bubbles often stop the flow.  That said, it worked well, especially for a bike with no centerstand that is hard to apply spray chain oil easily.  

The remote metering valve holds about 50cc or oil, the additional touring adapter holds another 350cc, extending the range from about 600-800 miles to about 4 times that.

It mounts behind the license plate and you may have to be inventive to route the tubing from there to the swing arm and chain.  On the Hayabusa it was easy to hide in inside the rear enclosure -- it made a neat installation.

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2005, 05:59:10 PM »
Sorry about the sloppy math, I should have said about 8 times that.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2005, 01:50:41 PM »
IHave just completed installation of the Hawkoiler a week ago and only ridden 300 mi since the installation. It seems to keep the chain lubed on both sides and I too find less mess on my rear wheel than with regular chain lube. Will keep track of things and advise my results as I have them.
Installation was pretty well straight forward and took around 2 hours. Most of that time was taken in planning where to put eveything. I plan on a lot of miles this year and it should be a good test.

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2005, 09:37:50 PM »
Thanks Ray,

I am having the Scottoiler installed tomorrow by the service guys who ar also dumping some Avon Azaro ST tyres on the bike at the same time.

The guys who is doing the job for me has a naked B12 1998 model and has a Scottoiler (touring) on his bike that he installed five years ago and hasn't had any hitches.
 :thanks: . :beers:
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2005, 05:28:12 AM »
What do you get out of this? Looks to me like the McCoy is the real deal - but I can't tell what the hell thay are saying  :monkeymoon: ! Both my german speaking kids are elsewhere on the planet at this time.

No matter how you figure, a fresh final drive set is at least $200.00. If one of these kits will double you final drive life, compensate for riding in bad weather, and not make too bad a mess of the rear end, I might be in. ROI will be within 12 - 15 k miles.

Any group buy discount possibilities for the Real McCoy or the Pro-oiler? I like the speedo & pump thing. I'm not going for lubing one side enough to slop over to the other (I don't do it by hand, I'll be damned if I'll pay the big bucks to have it done) and same for gravity feed.

Thoughts?

Steve
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2005, 08:31:20 AM »
I have a loobman in my tool box for 2 years .this thread reminds me to hook it up

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2005, 01:37:33 AM »
I put together my homemade oiler using an electric model airplane fuel pump,a solenoid valve to prevent gravity feed, a momentary toggle switch on the fairing, and a dual discharge automotive vacuum nozzle, fed from an 8 oz mod. airplane fuel tank. Fits under the seat; still room for tools. Total cost ~ $60. Works great.
Tom
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2005, 10:24:15 AM »
Some more r/c plane stuff to the rescue.   :banana:  :banana:

Got any pics of your set-up tom????  I would assume you run it off the M/C battery.  Sounds like a fun mod.
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