Lemme ask you guys running oilers an honest question cuz I've always wondered.
What's the benefit of running an automatic oiler? What's advantage does it give that can't be accomplished by oiling the chain manually with spray lube at the end of each day? Does it greatly extend chain and/or sprocket life, and if so, what are you guys averaging?
Granted I've never used one, but to me the whole concept looks like it basically just creates a big mess of the rear wheel, sprockets, inner fender, chain guard, etc. I really can't see what advantage it would provide, unless maybe you rode in salt water all day or something like that. From what I understand, most folks use ATF, chainsaw oil, motor oil, or whatever so because the chain is constantly "wet", doesn't that create build-up and/or attract dirt and grime? If so, wouldn't that be counter-productive in the long run?
Again, I'm not slamming oilers, just need edu-ma-cated I guess.
Last edited by RoosterMan; 11-18-2013 at 11:23 PM.