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A vacuum scottoiler will not work with the AT it has to be a electronic one and at £250 I ain't getting one:crying: anyone got any input
 

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A vacuum scottoiler will not work with the AT it has to be a electronic one and at £250 I ain't getting one:crying: anyone got any input
Hmmmmm. I've seen a pic of an AT fitted with a vacuum Scottoiler on the CRF1000 Facebook page. I'm sure it was a dealer fit too.

I'd love to know if/how one can be fitted, because I removed my old one off of my 800GSA, and would love to fit it to the AT.


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I have scottoiler fitted by dealer.
I was told initially vacuum one wouldn't be ok but apparently it is and dealer fitted.
Africa twin one is a gimmick if you want it.
 

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Do we really need a scottoiler, (or any other brand) I will be doing about 5000 miles a year and reckon a good lubing once a week would be ok with some good chain oil or wax/dry lube type stuff

So just what are the pros and cons of chain oilers, as I'm not so sure unless perhaps you ride your bike daily and don't want the faff of keep oiling the chain every day!

I would be interested in your views on this
 

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You can do with chain grease of course. I used grease for 1/2 year, may be applied too much grease, and found a lot of grease around the front sprocket. No functional problem, but I do not like the greasy mess. Installed the Loobman oiler, which is an easy job, but you have to carefully install the delivery head pointing 45 degrees downwards. Using a relatively light oil, Stihl Synth Plus semi synthetic chainsaw lub oil. I apply oil at avg every 300km, in wet conditions ofter. Not too much oil, the chain should only be greasy. Knowing that the chain should only be a bit greasy, this should also apply using chain grease.
Using the Loobman oiler for 4 years to full satisfaction. No greasy mess, chain remains in good condition.
 

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Do we really need a Scott Oiler?

I`ve used Scott Oilers on numerous bikes, both on and off road. I personally think they are great. Off road the constant oil drip keeps the mud off and prevents a dry, squeaky chain by the time you get home!
Had a Honda Blackbird with a Scott Oiler fitted from new and sold the bike with 28,500 miles with the same chain and sprockets. They had a few thousand miles left in them. Also with a constant drip feed the chain tends to keep clean so rarely needs cleaning. The oil spray around the rear end of the bike is an obvious disadvantage but only the same as a tin of standard chain lube. I have just bought an AT a couple of weeks ago and have decided not to go the Scott Oiler route, but to weekly clean and wax/dry lube the chain. I`ll see how it works out.
 

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Do we really need a scottoiler, (or any other brand) I will be doing about 5000 miles a year and reckon a good lubing once a week would be ok with some good chain oil or wax/dry lube type stuff

So just what are the pros and cons of chain oilers, as I'm not so sure unless perhaps you ride your bike daily and don't want the faff of keep oiling the chain every day!

I would be interested in your views on this
You are right its getting that correct amount on a regular basis that makes the chain and sprockets last longer AND getting the grit off them quickly. Anything that does that is good I have used Loobman and Scottoilers but they were always inconsistent, to much (me pushing the button Loobman) oil or to little. The scottoilers are very finickey to the oil weight. I ended up with a Pro Oiler because you can put any weight oil in them and you can go for many thousands of Km without haveing to think about oiling the chain. If you do weekly chain service there would be little value but if you dont, or dont like carrying extra items and servicing on long trips a good chain oiler is a no brainer. It will pay for it self at the first chain and sprocket change. This is my install below. Handlebar control for flow control rate wet, dusty, hard grit etc and river crossings. I typically use 90W axle oil or anything else I find on xtra long trips.
 

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I've used a Scottoiler on all my bikes, the old vacuum model was a bit messy, but it did increase the chain and sprocket life noticeably. I now have an 'e' on the AT and seems to be doing fine.

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I've used a Scottoiler on all my bikes, the old vacuum model was a bit messy, but it did increase the chain and sprocket life noticeably. I now have an 'e' on the AT and seems to be doing fine.

M
How difficult was the install? Could you post some pics of it on your bike? Cheers.
 

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I have fitted one this weekend. Used the vacuum variety via instructions that came with the kit for a AT. Works perfectly. Hint. The small pipe that feeds the chain is secured using a bracket that utilises the back stud of the toe plate. Just behind that is a hole into the left hand side of the swing arm. This is perfect for routing it into the swing arm hollow section and then it exits out through the front rubber inspection plug via a 4mm hole you have to drill in it. You can then pass it i front of the mono shock. By the way a friend fitted a Scottoiler to his road bike 8 years ago and is still on his original chain.
 

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I used a scottoiler on my VFR 800 and sold it with 56000 miles on the clock with original sprockets and chain. Im buying a DCT CRF 1000 on Saturday and will be fitting one shortly after.
 

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I used a scottoiler on my VFR 800 and sold it with 56000 miles on the clock with original sprockets and chain. Im buying a DCT CRF 1000 on Saturday and will be fitting one shortly after.
I'm impressed. What lube did you use? Did you clean the chain regularly?

I have a PD Oiler I used on a previous bike. I didn't clean the chain, and I got similar longevity to when I'd clean and lube regularly, but less labor. On one of my other bikes I've been cleaning with WD40, but no lube, and that gives me by far the best chain life. To be fair that bike doesn't get rainy day duty, and it has a 530 chain (vs 520 on the others), and both should help chain life.

Haven't decided what approach I'll take with the AT. I could install the PD Oiler--if I can find a place to mount it. If I did, I'd probably clean the chain regularly this time, removing the dirty oil "grinding paste".
 
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