Sagarmatha Don't worry matey I never take offence, and seeing other people’s views is good as it leads to balanced discussion.
My FIRST Sponsor for my trip was SCOTTOILER, I perfected my pleading patter with them so I love them to bits, I'm riding around with a huge great big Touring Res on my bike with lots of nice fluids sloshing about in it. Doing a wonderful job of keeping my chain and sprocket costs to a low low price I might add.
I was answering the original post, which asks about expanding o'rings and HOME MADE OILER WITH NEW ENGINE OIL. From reading peoples experiences on this site, and speaking to people at the Horizons bash, the general consensus is that Normal Bike Oil WILL get flung off the chain and end up in DANGEROUS places. That's why I offered the Chainsaw oil as an option for Alex, the last thing I want to hear is that he has an accident due to normal oil getting everywhere, if I didn't warn him in due time.
Even when I run out of the supplied Scottoil (19000 km) I will refill it with that product mostly because the THAT OIL is made for the oiler and works much better than anything else on the market, from the horse’s mouth so to speak.
I also have my small res cable tied to my bike just above the engine where it's nice and hot so that the oil gets heated before it leaves the res, mostly as I'm going to be riding during winter and up at altitude.
Hope that helps someone