schnowz at localnet.com
Sun Apr 8 17:26:37 PDT 2007
Thanks for the detailed Info Bob. I was thinking of jury rigging
something, but I wasn't taking the temperature viscosity variation into
account. Now if I can just find the Hawkoiler at the Loobman price ;-).
I think the early scottoilers had problems with altitude also. But it
was supposedly fixed by adding another vent hole IIRC
>> I always notice an increase in revs as I'm lubing the chain
>> in gear on the centerstand. Has anyone found them to increase
>> gas mileage?
>> Pro and cons of any brands installed?
> Great question. I like chain oilers and don't see why the manufacturers
> have never come up with some type of similar feature as part of the OEM
> design -- probably because of environmental or liability issues. Even the
> most expensive aftermarket ones will quickly pay for themselves in the
> of chains and sprockets, especially for those who ride in all weather or
> (like me) are too lazy to manually oil their own chains.
> I have a CLS200u electronic oiler on my GPZ:
> It's about 3-4 years old and I think it is great. It is a bit
> but once installed, I never have to mess with it other than to refill the
> oil. I like the remote mounted flow control knob. All the components are
> top-shelf and durable. I use chainsaw oil, which is available cheap in
> stores in one liter bottles. Again, it works great.
> I previously had the Scottoiler touring kit. Many people have great
> to say about the Scottoiler, but I thought it was junk -- way too
> and leaky. The internals of mine got contaminated with water, and ruined.
> There's also the Pro-Oiler, even more tech gimcrackery than mine:
> For the ultimate in nickle-tech, see the Loobman (but I've read that these
> will empty with altitude change -- no pressure relief):
> I've also read lots of good things about the Hawkeoiler:
> Let us know whether you install one, and if you like it. One of the good
> things about living in Germany is that there are about 10 different kinds
> automatic chain oilers to choose from. I think these devices must really
> appeal to the German passion for electro-mechanical precision gadgetry.
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