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post #1 of 14 Old 02-28-2015, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Vacuum location for Scottoiler

I tried to find something on the forum but didn't see anything. I am installing a Scottoiler on my 2014 Glee and need some advice on where to hook in the vacuum line. The Scottoiler website states to tap into a vacuum line going to a MAP sensor, but I do not see where this sensor is or where the vacuum line is.
Any experience with this on the Glee?
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Put in your bike info and you can download the specific installation guide for your bike.. Don't let the pre 12' wee picture throw you off..

http://www.scottoiler.com/uk/installation-guides.html

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I have a '12 650. You will find a vacuum under the gas tank on the throttle side of the bike. I cut it and put in the T that is supplied and works like a charm. I had zip tied the reservoir to the frame but found it got grimy with time and decided to relocate under the seat. It stays clean and easier to reach for refill.

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Put in your bike info and you can download the specific installation guide for your bike.. Don't let the pre 12' wee picture throw you off..

http://www.scottoiler.com/uk/installation-guides.html
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"easier to reach for refill."

Cool that the unit only works with the engine is running. Supposing the unit is dripping at a reasonable rate, how many hundred miles do one get before the refill?
I can spray the chain at the end of a day but I may have gone 500 to a 1000 miles in that day when traveling.
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Do I need to remove the gas tank to get to the vacuum line??
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I have gotten up to 600 miles on one filling of the stock Scottoiler. I usually carry a small bottle of oil if I think I will be on the road for longer. Just sold my 06 Wee with 22,000 miles and the chain and sprockets still looked great. I think I only adjusted the chain twice while I owned the bike. Ever since I got the Scottoiler, I forgot about the downsides of chain drive.
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Do I need to remove the gas tank to get to the vacuum line??
Just lifted it up onto the support gave enough room when I installed and removed mine IIRC.
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Do I need to remove the gas tank to get to the vacuum line??
I was able to reach the vac tube without removing or raising anything...not counting raising my voice with swear words...

The question was asked about range before refilling the oiler, I got the tour model and can go about 10,000 miles before filling the reservoir.
I typically got 30,000 miles per chain except on one that got about half that, I attribute that to a combination of bad installation (self induced) and dirt roads in Mexico.
One of the few negative things about the auto oiler is that I forget to check the chain for adjustment, and cleaning because it is so maintenance free.

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I used to get about 5000 miles before refill with the High Capacity Reservoir, but vibration caused it to leak and got messy and I have since installed a Lube Tube and get about 4000 miles



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