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Okay, well let me start by stating that I really don't mind cleaning and lubing my chain at home.

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I travel frequently, and carrying along a snapjack along with all the stuff required to do this job properly really is a pain - especially on such a small bike as the Scrambler. My travels are not only frequent, but also take me to rough ans dirty places - the kind that kill motorcycle chains.

As a result, I've begun searching for the perfect automatic oiler for me. I have a strict set of criteria for this though, it is important that I find a solution that fits ALL the following criteria:
  • Needs to be "automatic" - no reaching around hand pumping every couple of miles (like the OSCO)
  • MUST be motion activated - I don't want fluid dripping all the time, especially when the bike is not moving, this is just a mess.
  • Must have easily accessible flow control - 'nuff said
  • Must be simple - I don't want anything that requires tapping into the bikes vacuum system, or is run by some elaborate control panel somewhere.
  • Must be mostly invisible - I don't want to ruin the outward look of the bike, and hate the thought of conspicuous tubing running around all over the place.
It's a pretty comprehensive list, and I haven't really found the perfect solution yet - but the search continues...

!! Update !! - Solution found - here is a LINK to the full install on the Scrambler.
 

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Let me know when you do find one, I'm not sure how you can have one only work when the bike is moving but not have it actually connected to the bike to TELL when it's moving. I think that's why Scotts attached to vacuum, but I haven't hooked up the Scotts I've got to my DRZ because it's just too danged complicated for my little brain to process. :D
 

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I think I actually have found one, details soon...


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Scottoiler Tony. i had one installed on my Diavel.
I'm not fond of the scottoilers - the vacuum operated ones are messy (run even when the bikes not moving) and the new "electronic" version is god-awful expensive and requires this gigantic control panel.
 

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Okay...

I found the perfect solution (for me, anyway) - the TUTURO Auto


It fits all the criteria laid out in my original post - with the slight exception of the "being mostly invisible" part - but I found a real good mounting location for the Scrambler and it works really well.

I've had it installed for about 3 days now, and I couldn't be happier. It does a great job, is easy to use, doesn't make a mess out of my rear wheel, and it's dead simple.

I'll post up a detailed install in a day or so.
 
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Here's a quick picture of the install location, more details to come...

 
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Looks like a nice solution.
What version did you end up going with, and did you go with the dual feed tip, or just the single?
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks like a nice solution.
What version did you end up going with, and did you go with the dual feed tip, or just the single?
Thanks for sharing.
Just the basic version, as I didn't need any of the "optional" stuff. I did get a hold of the dual feed tip, just to have a look at it - but did not end up using it. My installation is a bit different from most, I have the single oilier tip set up at the front sprocket instead of the rear (for reasons that I will elaborate on in a detailed install post that is to come).
 

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To what have you attached the oiler? The brake resevoir?
Yes, made a small stainless steel bracket that mounts at the same location as the rear brake reservoir.
 

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As promised, here is a LINK to more info - including installation of this unit on the Scrambler.
 

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I have Scottoilers on both my other bikes and was thinking about getting one for the Scrambler but having read the above and Tony's links I think I might try the Tutoro.
 

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Dont much fancy a Scotoiler, however I´m not against taking the work out of lubricating the chain. I´ve had an OSCO in the past but I rule that out from the start.
I found the Nemo2 which seems a nice alternative and is hardly noticeable mounted to the Bars, runs in at nearly double the cost of the Tuturo though.
I´m not overly convinced by the Tuturo though, so I will wait for a little longer to see what users say about it.
 

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Having done a little more research since hearing about this one, I think it looks like a great product. The auto oiler has plenty of good reviews going for a couple years now.
I'm going to add it to the list - thanks for the guide on install Tony, interesting move with it at front sprocket, I think that's a great idea.
 

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Great writeup Tony, especially with the routing of the tubing, one question though - doesnt the tubing move due to the chain also moving at high speed?
 

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Great writeup Tony, especially with the routing of the tubing, one question though - doesnt the tubing move due to the chain also moving at high speed?
If you position it correctly, with just a small amount of the tip located down in the space between the links, then it just oscillates as the chain passes under.

Works very well, love it so far. Very pleased with the quality and operation of the TUTORO.


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You convinced me so I have just ordered, after years of a drive shaft on my Bikes, I kind of want a worry free chain.
 

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Just another question Tony, you have mounted the Tubing very close to the rear cylinder manifold, do you foresee any adverse effects in doing this?
 

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So far, there have been no heat related issues , the tubing shows no sign of any melting or deformation.

I have been using the "thicker" oil (80w90 hypoid gear oil), and will do so even in winter due to the heat present in this location.


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