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Made the attached chain oiler to simplify the chain oiling. Took 2hrs to completed it, so almost the same time with installation of the commercial version. 50ml oil reservoir is made of a medicine syringe, so it can be slightly pressured. It's not fully painted, so oil level can be checked easily. Still thinking, if oil reservoir locates a bit too hot area (not in contact with metal).

Inside of the flexible hose is 2mm metal bar, so it helps to optimize hose design. Reservoir is easy to fill. "Moustaches" made from cable ties. All the equipments found from my garage.

Yes, you can get oilers in the store, but I don't need the weather forecast features and I don't need the device to feel the direction of the wind either. That's why simple solution is beautiful.

Time will show, how well it works in practice. According to quick test, it fulfilled my expectation.

If it does not work in long term and possible mods to done are not good enough, it takes 2min to remove it.

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Nice work, keep us updated. DT should put a disclaimer on his joke, do not attempt this bla bla bla
 

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Very cool, however, to the best of my understanding the O Ring sealed chain on an AT shouldn't need to be constantly oiled, the sealed barrel pins should always be lubricated, and the purpose of chain maintenance is mainly to clean out debris before it damages the O Rings and prevent rust on the chain rather than lubricate the chain itself. Not like the old dirt bike chains that aren't sealed and need more consistent lubrication.... I would think this would cause more dust and debris to stick to the chain (at least here in the dusty South West)... I would be curious to to see your findings after riding for a while if this helps...
 

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I set up a mechanical version of the Scott Oiler on my 2017 DCT, it uses a vacuum connection for pumping.
Model is the Micro-vSystem, currently $113 on Amazon.

Original chain and both sprockets replaced at 42K miles, mostly highway. Sprockets not excessively worn but chain beginning to stretch. Oil delivery set to minimal rate. So, an automatic oiler and rare chain wipe seem to be a good plan for long distance highway touring or just daily commuting.

Chain is always running slacker than shop manual spec. Currently at 58K miles, 16K since installation, lateral slack on lower section is about an inch total with light pressure.
 

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Uses "bump-and-gravity" to dispense oil directly on chain rear sprocket. Simple, hands-free chain oiler. Zero parking mess. Zero wires.
 

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I have a Pro-Oiler chain oiler on my AT. I bought it back in 2007 I think. It's been on 5 different motorcycles but sat unused for about 4 years prior to the AT install when my main ride was shaft driven. For the AT install I added the GPS module for easier setup - the dispensing was always distance based but triggered by the the speed (ABS) signal or Hall sensor. The dispensing is weighted for speed. Changes can all be made on the fly.

Chain oilers aren't as significantly beneficial with the most modern o-ring/x-ring chains but you are still keeping a film of oil on points of metal to metal contact (rollers and sprockets) which helps improve component life and efficiency. I will wipe down my chain if I have been riding dirt road, just because I don't want to look at a dirty chain if nothing else but otherwise I don't do any chain maintenance. Also, when any oil is flung off it takes some dirt with it.

My setup uses a very small amount of oil. Maybe something like 100mL every 5k miles.
 

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Very cool, however, to the best of my understanding the O Ring sealed chain on an AT shouldn't need to be constantly oiled, the sealed barrel pins should always be lubricated, and the purpose of chain maintenance is mainly to clean out debris before it damages the O Rings and prevent rust on the chain rather than lubricate the chain itself. Not like the old dirt bike chains that aren't sealed and need more consistent lubrication.... I would think this would cause more dust and debris to stick to the chain (at least here in the dusty South West)... I would be curious to to see your findings after riding for a while if this helps...
Right you are. That's the reason I installed a tap to control oiling and "moustaches" are positioned towards O-rings. When winter is over, need to field test it. Based on desktop tests, keeping tap open ca. 5-10sek, it should be enough. Hope to remember turn off the tap in time...
 

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e-scottoiler with double inj. FTW.
 

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Well, the pressure got to me. GIDIBII oiler ordered from Alibaba. It's basically a hydraulic piston for which a 1/4 turn squeezes out a dribble of 80w90 gear oil for about three minutes.

The theory: Cheap, simple, eliminates the need to carry a can of chain lube on long trips. User controls the timing & frequency (ie: when leaving a gas station with a warm chain). Excess oil drips somewhere other than your garage floor.

The reality: Number of F-bombs to be determined after I've had a chance to install & use the product. Might be a waste of 35 bucks.
 

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FWIW, I have my oil line running into my top chain slider intersecting a vertical hole that takes the oil up onto the chain roller. In my experience this is the best way to keep the rollers lubricated while creating the least amount of fling off using the least amount of oil. It's also the cleanest installation.
 

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Well, the pressure got to me. GIDIBII oiler ordered from Alibaba. It's basically a hydraulic piston for which a 1/4 turn squeezes out a dribble of 80w90 gear oil for about three minutes.

The theory: Cheap, simple, eliminates the need to carry a can of chain lube on long trips. User controls the timing & frequency (ie: when leaving a gas station with a warm chain). Excess oil drips somewhere other than your garage floor.

The reality: Number of F-bombs to be determined after I've had a chance to install & use the product. Might be a waste of 35 bucks.
Have such a one installed on my crash bars. With engine vibrations it basically turns itself all the time. Slowly but surely.
Was only 20eur, don't regret it...
 
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