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post #1 of 29 Old 09-17-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Scott Oiler DIY Install Walkthrough

Title is for google search purposes.


So being a little disaponted by the lack of DIY threads on the ScottOiler, Touring kit in paticular, I have decided to do my own write up with pictures.

The PDF DL650 Specific instructions from Scott Oiler were helpful. However, I feel that a hands on guide found here could come in handy as well.

So to start.

Step 1- Remove the seat.

Step 2- Attach little black elbow connector to long thin black hose.

Step 3- Move to the Right side of the bike (brake side.) Sit on the ground if needed and push the radiator hose out away from the engine so you can see up to the throttle body.
Here you will see a little black cap on the throttle body with a silver spring clamp to hold this cap in place. Use a pair of Long needle Nose pliers to pinch the spring clamp and remove (save this, you can use it later). Now pull the rubber nipple cap off with the needle nose pliers.


Step 4- The Brass nipple will be exposed causing a vacuum leak if you were to start the bike. Here is where you connect the black elbow connector with the long black hose.
This location is far easier to reach then the nipple on the left side of the bike.



Step 5- Fish the end of the black hose up behind the wiring harness into the under seat compartment.


Step 6- I suggest you pre-fill your oil reservoirs before installing them. If you make a mess due to inexperience (Like I did) then it won’t be in your storage space, it will be on your work bench.
I tucked my reservoir on top of my tool kit. It fits snuggly. I’m not particularly happy with its current location. But I won’t mind as soon as I get my hard bags because then my tool kit will be in there.

Step 7- find the handy drain hole in bottom corner (clutch side). Get on the ground next to the bike, clutch side and run the length of clear plastic tubing (with the tube guide on the tube already) up through the drain hole to connect to the oiler mechanism.


Step 8- mount the oiling tip appropriately. I used the smallest bracket and mounted at the stock spindle mounts under the chain adjuster. I also cut back the hard black plastic tubing because the full length was unnecessary and difficult to work with. I initially used silicone to mount the tube guide under the swing arm. It did not hold @ all. So I cleaned the surface with rubbing alcohol and used double stick tape. That did the trick. I secured all hose to frame with twist ties and re used the silver spring clamp to secure the clear hose to the oiler mechanism.

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XBollox, That's a really nice walk through. Those Scott oilers are very good and once fitted you can just forget them...mostly, apart from filling them up of course. And no chain cleaning eh!

Just one point I would mention to you...we had a lad with some bike or another, can't actually remember what it was now as it was a long time ago, but he too had clipped short the black outer hard plastic shielding on the clear plastic tube at the rear sprocket end. This is done quite a bit by owners. However, in this lads case he came off the bike due to springing a leak in the plastic tubing just where the tube abraded the holding bolt and washer. Oil found it's way on to the rear tyre. It took over a year for this to happen but the constant vibration was the cause of the split appearing. Just keep a check on it and you'll be fine. Enjoy...

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Thank you for the heads up, I will be sure to add that visual inspection into my routine inspections. Also I am going to add a bit of foam padding behind that spot on the clear tube now.


Any body want to tell me where I should adjust the knob to get the proper 2 drops per minute flow?

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Very nice, but why'd you put it there? It's going to leak all over the place...

I fitted mine inside the givi sidecase rack on the non-muffler side of my wee. it's a perfect fit, plus it's easy to access and completely out of sight with the sidecase on the bike.
I'd posted pictures of it on here before, but well, maybe they got lost, so in order to contribute to your thread (great title), here is one:
(I used zipties with an eye end that I could pass the stock bolt through, it's held fine for the last two years, OH, and that crazy-glue they include in the kit is THE SH!T, that stuff holds really well and will stick anything to anything.)

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that is a beautiful setup you have. As soon as I get my side racks I will make that change. Where do you have your oiler set?
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Nice one SD...I notice very little if any mess on the rear of the bike either.

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What do you mean where do I have my oiler set?
It's next to the reservoir, as per the touring kits design.

In case you mean at what drip setting I have it, there really only is one: the slowest, and even that is too fast.
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Post Sweet set up Sitting Duck....

and Scott's fitment says the touring out fit incompatible with the Stroms(behind the plate I guess). Big +1 on the super glue, I have an oiler on my KLR and glued a hose holder on the bottom of the swingarm, and it has held through some pretty tough high grass(I am to gimped up for real off roading). I just got an E model, with a lube tube, just got to fit it to the wee, wish I had looked at the pannier set up, would have saved some $$$. BTW I have to set my KLR oiler to near prime to keep oil moving when it gets below 20f,otherwise I set it about 2-3 for non rainy conditions in the summer, one of the reasons I went with the E system, not temperature dependent.

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I thought about behind the liscense plate mount.... but she doesn't even have a 1000 miles on her. I don't want to start drilling holes already. That is what my sv is for.
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Great post and good photos. One question though, does the oil reach both sides of the chain? Iíve always wondered if you need the double nozzle setup (one each side of the sprocket) to lube all of the rings.

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