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post #21 of 29 Old 11-13-2010, 09:08 AM
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No, it's physically impossible for it to do that, as the vacuum (needle-lifting) and the oil-drip mechanisms are not connected in any way that oil can get from the one into the other.
I think that's a pretty dumb question actually; maybe a smarter question would have been "how does the system work? any chance of it sucking oil up the vacuum line?

The vacuum lifts up a needle that meters the oil dispensing onto the sprocket; the oil never gets into the tube that lifts the needle, and even if there were damage to its diaphragm, the vacuum tube would only suck in normal athmosphere.
Mine is drawing oil through the vacuum line.
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Mine is drawing oil through the vacuum line.
Wow. I am speechless...

On mine the vacuum connects on top, where a diaphragm sucks the needle up by an amount determined by adjustment of the knob.

The only way to get oil in the vacuum is if your oiler is mounted horizontally and the diaphragm has a hole in it. obviously, the oiler wouldn't work in that condition.

Another thing I can think of is that maybe you connected the vacuum tube to the wrong end...
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Wow. I am speechless...

On mine the vacuum connects on top, where a diaphragm sucks the needle up by an amount determined by adjustment of the knob.

The only way to get oil in the vacuum is if your oiler is mounted horizontally and the diaphragm has a hole in it. obviously, the oiler wouldn't work in that condition.

Another thing I can think of is that maybe you connected the vacuum tube to the wrong end...
Actually I copied you. I mounted the magnum in the side case rack. I drained the RMV, and it works as it should. Vac raises it up, the knob adjusts the height from there. When full of atf it just keeps drawing it through the vac line. I even switched the two top lines to test and all it did was draw more through the breather line. I disconnected the bottom line and nothing comes out of there, regardless of the setting.
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Actually I copied you. I mounted the magnum in the side case rack. I drained the RMV, and it works as it should. Vac raises it up, the knob adjusts the height from there. When full of atf it just keeps drawing it through the vac line. I even switched the two top lines to test and all it did was draw more through the breather line. I disconnected the bottom line and nothing comes out of there, regardless of the setting.
Very strange. Have you contacted the manufacturer for a replacement item?
Yours was abviously assembled wrong at the factory.
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It was used. Disassembled and found the problem. The diaphragm was not in its "groove". No longer sucking atf up. One other problem though. It is pulling off the RMV, but not the magnum reservoir. Positive that is a priming issue though as their is no fluid in the tube between the two. How do you prime the rmv to the magnum? The scottoiler links will not open for me.
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- The scottoil is basically ATF without the detergents.
- The scottoil I have tends to form white clumps at the bottom of the tank
I had read this too. Is there any particular type you've been using?
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It was used. Disassembled and found the problem. The diaphragm was not in its "groove". No longer sucking atf up. One other problem though. It is pulling off the RMV, but not the magnum reservoir. Positive that is a priming issue though as their is no fluid in the tube between the two. How do you prime the rmv to the magnum? The scottoiler links will not open for me.
Congrats on fixing the oiler.
you set the rmv on prime, and GENTLY pressurize the touring reservoir through its vent (you can do this with the scottoil bottle that has a nice adaptor for the purpose)
Make sure your rmv is not completely full, or else it will overflow. prime it until it starts dripping at the sprocket.
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I had read this too. Is there any particular type you've been using?
The cheap kind; it's all the same stuff and gets flung off really soon anyways.
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Dragging up an old thread... Installed the ScottOiler V-Strom edition on my '02 today. Got it working without a problem, got 1 drip per minute on the second try.

Instead of following ScottOilers advice, or advice from this forum, I looked around on the bike for an unobtrusive place to mount the reservoir (RMV in ScottOilers terms). I eventually found a space between the fairing and the frame on the right hand side which was empty. It's the same location as where the regulator/rectifier sits, but on the other side of the bike. I drilled four holes in the plastic of the battery tray to mount the RMV at an angle, on the outside of the battery tray. The vacuum line routes along the frame to the vacuum ports, the breather line follows the frame up to the rear, and the oil line is routed with a curve into the battery box, crosses over to the left side behind the battery, and then along a frame member to the swingarm.

Once you reinstall the fairing, there's just enough room between the fairing and the frame to unplug the breather attachment, so that you can fill the RMV with the bottle extension provided. You can also get your fingers in far enough to adjust the drip rate.

With the seat installed, nobody can mess with the system. In fact, unless you look very carefully at the swingarm, you wouldn't even notice it's there. I use the bike quite often to drive into cities where both parking and petty crime/vandalism is a problem, so I want to present as little opportunity to mess with the bike as possible.

I decided not to go with the easy option of mounting it in the tray under the seat, as that area is already pretty full with a compressor, rags, first aid kit and tire plugging kit.
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