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Offline tom624

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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2005, 12:49:10 AM »
It does run off the M/C battery.
I'm not computer savvy, and my attempts to send pics have been frustratrating.
I have a page consisting of a bill of mtls., with 2 pics,  that Andre of Max-Zuk set up for me,but when I fwd it to others they haven't been able to open the pics. If you'd like me to try, send me your email addy and we can give it a shot. At worst, you should be able to at least see the list of components, sources and prices.
I don't have the faintest idea how to send it to this board.
BTW, I'm currently fighting an acute back problem so I may need a couple of days before I can sit at the 'puter again.
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2005, 06:26:07 PM »
Just took a look at the loobman website. Thinking of getting one. Does any one have any thing good to say about them?? I like the idea od the double sided dispenser thingy oh and also the price! So please help guys.
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Offline 97RedBird

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2005, 10:29:42 AM »
Went with the Loobman myself.  Install went well last week, but need to put some mileage on this new chain and oiler before I can give any feedback.  

  I like the fact that it is simple and easy to install.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2005, 12:23:18 AM »
Just got the LoobMan installed today... looks like it might work out well for the upcoming Arkansas trip.  Pics upon request.  :wink:
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2005, 10:35:33 PM »
Ummmm.........I gotta a can of chain wax !

Does that count ?    :grin:
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2005, 01:00:17 AM »
I never lube my chain, it's too messy :stickpoke:
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2005, 01:50:10 AM »
Quote from: "KX5000"
I never lube my chain, it's too messy :stickpoke:


And I suppose O-ring chains are too expensive, too.  :stickpoke:   :grin:
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Offline ldbandit76

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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2005, 04:51:25 PM »
I had a Loobman installed.  My review is posted here:

http://will.mylanders.com/mc/loobman/

under Dave Vaughn (sic)

But last season I pulled it off, and haven't missed it.  It was just a pain to keep aligned.  The "brushes" wore out, it got clogged with road slime and overspray, it would leak on my garage floor, etc.  If I was still doing a whole lot of touring, it'd make sense, since hauling a can of spray around is a pain.  But the newer "dry" sprays don't fling, and shooting the chain every other week seems to work pretty well.  Besides, it gets me behind my bike and looking at things, like the misaligned axel adjusters.   :duh:

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Offline ray nielsen

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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2005, 06:10:27 PM »
I too disconnected my Scott Oiler in favor of Dupont's Teflon lube -- started using it after a review on <www.mcnews.com>.  

It doesn't fling off, keeps the chain clean and seems to last well -- I've been relubing the chain about every 400 - 500 miles.

I understand it's available at Lowe's Home Improvement centers, but mine comes from a local motorcycle shop.  You don't need much and it dries almost instantly -- convenient while on a ride.

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2005, 12:53:41 PM »
i've got a scotoiler on my B12 took about 30 mins to fit

i also had one fitted to my 750f and my chain seemed to last forever on that bike.

best thing since sliced bread :bigok:

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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2006, 04:05:09 PM »
Scottoiler here. I like it. Easy to set up, easy to adjust.

Been seeing some great reviews on the Dupont Teflon stuff though and I may give that a shot on my Aprilia or Katana.
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2006, 06:25:10 PM »
Quote from: "meanstrk"
Been seeing some great reviews on the Dupont Teflon stuff though and I may give that a shot on my Aprilia or Katana.

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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2006, 07:36:52 PM »
Hi Team,

I'm opening up this thread again with a question on oils to use in the Scottoiler and other similar beasts.

I know this has been punched around befotre but I cant find the thread.

Last weekend I refilled the reservoir on my touring model Scottoiler for the first time since having it fitted. The bike has done 6500km since that day and the chain sag is nil.

I had to buy some more oil so went for the standard Scott oil 500ml refill which cost me $nz22.00.
I had a bit left in the old bottle so I transferred the residue into the new bottle after the refill. Strange, but the Scott oil looked like something I had seen before. I checked out my chainsaw lube oil and it looks remarkably similar in both colour and viscosity and only costs $nz16.49 for 1500ml. This oil is marketed by Husqvarna.

Question - what do you all think about using cahinsaw bar lube oil in a Scottoiler?/ :thanks:
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2006, 07:47:27 PM »
You've got a chainsaw, right? Go for it, and if for some reason it doesn't work out, you can still use it on the saw. I see no reason why it wouldn't work tho.
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« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2006, 01:42:23 AM »
I have been running 50 synthetic outboard gear oil in the Pro Oiler. According to the fellow that invented it, plain old motor oil is the best as it is known not to have any adverse effect on "O" rings. An yes, he even recomends chain saw bar oil.

The plus side of these things is they will leave your chain shiney & new. I have not had to clean mine since the installation of the pro-oiler. I have not had to adjust the chain in 11,000 km. I have streched the bottle to 1600 km until it needed re-filling, so if you do a lot of touring, they are excellent. No more stoping after a fill up to spray the chain.

The downside is fling off of the oil until you get things fine tuned. Mind you I had fling off with spray lubes also.

From what I can tell, the Pro Oiler will give you the most variable lube settings out of them all. The micro prosessor can be tweeked to infinity.

I have had the pro oiler on for 11,000 km and its been trouble free. Set them up & forget about things.