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post #1 of 38 Old 10-07-2014, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tried to find something on Motobriiz chain oilers on several sites. Found only a little bit, but it looked good, so I bought one. I thought I'd offer a quick review, since I haven't seen too many threads talking about it.

1. Very quick turnaround from the dealer.
2. It is working! 500 miles on one fill-up and still had some left in the bottom of the little tank.
3. Makes a mess inside the front sprocket cover--no big deal for me.
4. Gradually makes a typical oil-dirt patina on the rear of the chain guard--easy clean.
5. Sure keeps the chain lubed--and fairly clean looking too!
6. I no longer over-spray chain lube onto my rear brake disk!!!! Great!
7. Very minimal signs of oil on my rear rim & tire--much better than trying to spray the chain, where I *always* get over-spray all over the back tire.
8. Lube is now inexpensive--just the left-over oil that I always seem to have around when I change oil in my car / bike.
9. Very easy re-fill, and very quick.
10. Long trips, don't have to worry about, "I forgot to lube the chain!!"
11. Kept working in the rain--didn't even notice any problems. (Chain was cleaner.)
12. I like the low initial cost. And I liked the ease of installation.

This is just my experience after having it on the bike for a couple months.
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post #2 of 38 Old 10-08-2014, 12:54 AM
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Glad to hear you like your automatic oiler.
I've been reluctant to install one, for two reasons:

1- Engine oil is supposed to damage the O-ring in your chain. And the refill for 'specially formulated chain oil' would be too expensive bacause I had to import it to Costa Rica.

2- I have the idea I'd have an oil sprinkling chain

Will read a little bit more about it. Maybe I will decide to install one someday.

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post #3 of 38 Old 10-08-2014, 08:11 AM
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I really doubt the o-rings are at any risk. Engines have multiple o-ring seals in them, most in contact with the oil. They don't seem to be made of anything different to those I've pulled out of old chains.
As for oil sprinkling, you don't need to flow much oil. You only need to keep a light film of oil on the chain. If it's flinging off all over the place you're generally using too much. The exception is a dirt bike running though water etc.
The only thing I've read about using engine oil is to not use USED engine oil as it can be acidic and the entrained particulates can damage the oiler mechanisms. Some, but not all, oilers can also use automatic transmission fluid.
I have a Tutoro. It's fine with moderate to heavy engine oil and gear oil (I run about 50:50 25W60 engine oil and 80W90 gear oil. It's not a magic formula, it's just what I had laying around) but isn't chemically compatible with auto transmission fluid. I believe Scott Oilers are fine with ATF, but could be wrong. One fill of the tank, about 150mL, will easily last me over 500KM and probably closer to 750KM.

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post #4 of 38 Old 10-08-2014, 08:43 AM
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That's a LOT of oil. My semi automatic oiler does 10-20 THOUSAND k's per 250ml of ATF.

60,000k's and still on the original chain.

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I have a motobriiz on my 1000. 9k miles so far. refill it about every 500-700 miles using bar and chain oil. Works very well.

very good results so far
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post #6 of 38 Old 10-08-2014, 10:29 AM
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Spray on the disk? Wow, not much control there.
I use a clean spray from Motul every 5-600 mile or twice a day as needed and don't even get much on my rim. Much less the disk.
It's all in the wrist, Floyd.
We had guys apply lube like you do on the machines at work. MAde a nightmare clean up for anyone coming along behind them.
I'm willing to bet a cheap burger that if the unit only provided a squirt at the time the starter was engaged the chain would be getting all the lube it needed. Oil has a propensity to migrate and travel. Usually all over the place.
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I have a Pro Oiler and I have toped up it's 125mm container only once after about 6000 miles, perhaps a bit more. Even then, I still get the occasional drip of oil on the garage floor, mostly below the sprockets. I bought my 2014 this last May and I only have 13k miles on it, so I have no idea how long the OEM chain and sproket are going to last, but what stood out in the original post is just how often he is refiling his oiler.

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The secret to no mess is to spray the bottom of the sprocket both inside and out right where the chain connects as you spin the wheel. That will get the inside of the chain. Then spray a little on the outside of the chain from the back as it rolls around the sprocket as you spin the wheel. Also, don't apply full spray pressure from the can.
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I may be dramatically over-estimating my oil usage, I really don't pay much attention to the numbers. If I seem to be getting noticeable fling around the place, especially the back wheel, I tweak the flow rate a touch lower. There's a little muck around the front sprocket but it wipes off easily with a rag and there's no drips on the ground where I park it.

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post #10 of 38 Old 10-08-2014, 05:50 PM
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here is a link to the Tutoro site regarding which oil to use What oil should I use?
Of interest it states never use ATF in your Auto chain oiler.
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