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post #1 of 12 Old 04-28-2019, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tutoro installation on my 2016 DL1000

I thought i would start a thread about my tutoro installation that might help others. I posted in the 1000 forum, but i suppose it could apply to other models.

I made a spacer to set back the oiler in the frame so it wouldnt be as exposed to damage and weather. I bought bolts as the same metric thread as what came with the oiler, but longer. (tip i always follow, always buy metric hardware for accessories even if its not integral to the motorcycle. Keeps the wrenches easier to have on board) I also threaded the spacer to keep everything tight, as i didnt want the oiler to rotate. Its worked well so far.

For the nozzle i end, i added a piece of thick gauge copper wire to give a solid mounting point closer to the sprocket. Ive ridden about 100 miles so far and its held up great.

Other tips. Follow the instructions, start at the nozzle end and work backwards, simple but key. Im riding in 45 deg weather and 1/4 flow control opening has worked well. (original Tutoro oil, not hi temp). For something like this where youre using cable ties that need to stay tight, i always leave a little of the tie left when trimming until it stretches a little so you can tighten in a week or so. Nothing else really, i took my time because i wanted a nice clean and reliable install so a couple hours.
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I like your wire guides. I'm thinking of doing a cheap and simple DIY route and will definitely steal the idea.
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This forum has me wondering a lot about this product, and now i'm quite ready to install one... But tell me, does the oil splash all over(It's quite liquid?)? Was it hard to install?

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The Tutoro is the simplest to install as it needs no electrical or vacuum connection to operate. It is a far cleaner than any spray can as there is no overspray.
You set the flow of your unit to give enough but not too much lubrication. Too wet - dial it down. Too dry - dial it up.
And it is far superior to manually oiling your chain. In industry it is common practice to use drip feed on chains.

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This forum has me wondering a lot about this product, and now i'm quite ready to install one... But tell me, does the oil splash all over(It's quite liquid?)? Was it hard to install?
So far, i wouldnt call it messy or splashing all over. Over a couple hundred miles, i have spots on the back of my side cases. I dont have the oil too high, its only set 1/4 open, but i could probably turn it down a smidge. To me, the chain is getting a perfect amount of oil, but maybe could do a bit less. I plan on adding some extensions to my chain guard, which is extremely undersized in protection. Its not really because i think its messy. I have a desk job in which i wear khaki's. In the summer i dont wear my overpants, so i would like to make sure the wife stays happy when buying new pants. And also, less cleaning on cases. That said, i dont have any spots on my pants now, but probably because they are on my side cases. I would compare it to using a typical chain lube, the first 5 miles or so after you lube, all that fling. I have gotten a bit less than that from the oiler after many many more miles.

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Good job, I too like the wire guide idea and will look at adding something similar

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OP,

I like what you did with the spacer. I installed mine in the same place and somehow I keep breaking the clear cylinder. I think the spacer will fix or at least reduce that problem.

I have been sitting for a couple of years now on an idea for a simpler automatic oiler that is less expensive to produce.

Note to self: I need to get off my butt and make a working prototype for testing.

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Imho Tutoro are the best oilers.

Just wondering does that placement of the reservoir interfere with operation of the spring preloader ?

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Hi all, sorry ive been busy and havent updated much. I took some pictures of more mods i made, extended chain guards to combat fling, and a heat shield for the oiler itself to combat oil thinning. After discussing with tutoro about my fling and verifying a correct install, they mentioned heat from the engine and exhaust can thin the oil. I made a heat shield and havent seen much difference in that department.

As i said earlier, fling isnt the problem, its where the fling is going. I stopped the boot/pant leg fling with a tire hugger, and top case fling with a chain guard extender. Pics to come soon.


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I like what you did with the spacer. I installed mine in the same place and somehow I keep breaking the clear cylinder. I think the spacer will fix or at least reduce that problem.

I have been sitting for a couple of years now on an idea for a simpler automatic oiler that is less expensive to produce.

Note to self: I need to get off my butt and make a working prototype for testing.
Was your cylinder cracking due to mechanical means like hitting with your boot or freak accidents? Tutoro did mention if close to heat source the heating cooling cycles could weaken the cylinder. My heat shield has stabilized that.

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Imho Tutoro are the best oilers.

Just wondering does that placement of the reservoir interfere with operation of the spring preloader ?
no interference, just enough space to turn.
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