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Old 20 Feb 2009
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Scottoiler applicator

It seems to me that all chain oilers both off the shelf and homemade seem to use small tubes to deliver the oil to the rear sprocket. I have been considering making my own device from the system currently on my bailer. It uses brushes to deliver oil to the chain, just seems like a better system as an even spread of oil can be achieved and saves pissing about with little tubes. I guess there is the argument that brushes will wear out due to the speed of the chain, but the ones I have seem pretty hardy and I have loads spare.

On another note, god damn those Scottoilers are expensive! That’s a lot of coin for a plastic pot with a vacuum valve and a length of hose!

Any thoughts on using a brush applicator would be appreciated.
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I'm always loosing the little pipes from my SO. The applicator on my Loobman is basicly 2 small cableties touching the sprocket and they seem to work well. As for brushes, they may work or they may spray the oil every where.
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Hello lads,
i`ve experience of both Scottoiler and Loobman (LOOBMAN - manual chain lubrication system for all motorcycles with regular, O-Ring and X-Ring chains) oilers. Both items are messy, do a good job of oiling the chain but the Loobman is £18 and you can use any oil in it!

Try the loobman guys, much better value for money in my opinion
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I move my Scot Oiler from one bike to another but I'd never buy another one as they're just too expensive now. The loobman would be my choice. Operated by gravity, now that's pretty reliable I'd say!
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Thumbs up Convinience Vs Control

Scott Oilers and LoobMan do the same job, but one costs abour 1/6th of the other. The big difference is do you want one which you top up occasionally, and forget about but you don't have instant control over how much it delivers, or one that you have to remember to use, but puts as much oil on as you want exactly when you want?

I love my LoobMan!


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Cheers Guys.....

Just went and bought a Loobman.... more stuff to fit

Well at least it keeps me happy in the garage waiting for the decent weather

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Fitted this onto my DRZ last night,

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Mike, I fitted the same thing a few days ago except I used a syringe to dispense the oil then half a syringe as a reservoir to hold the oil on route to the chain.

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Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
I used a syringe to dispense the oil then half a syringe as a reservoir to hold the oil on route to the chain.
My diy oiler uses a squeezy bottle to pump oil into a 10ml syringe as a reservoir en route to the chain, but the very early prototype used a 20ml syringe in place of the squeezy bottle - similar to Mike's but feeding a reservoir.

Biggest problem was that the plunger consistantly fell out when the thing was full of oil (it was ok when it was near empty), dumping it on the rear tyre. Probably down to vibration and wind pressure but rather than sort it out I swapped to the bottle approach which has worked ok for years
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