Chain Lubers

schnowz schnowz at
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

    Pete S

>>   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?
> Pete,
> 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 
> costs
> of chains and sprockets, especially for those who ride in all weather or 
> who
> (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 
> complicated,
> 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 
> home
> stores in one liter bottles.  Again, it works great.
> I previously had the Scottoiler touring kit.  Many people have great 
> things
> to say about the Scottoiler, but I thought it was junk -- way too 
> plastic-y
> 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 
> of
> automatic chain oilers to choose from.  I think these devices must really
> appeal to the German passion for electro-mechanical precision gadgetry. 
> :-)
> HTH.
> Bob
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