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post #1 of 5 Old 08-09-2016, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tutoro chain oiler

I installed the Tutoro chain oiler about 3,000 miles ago and just wanted to give my review on it.

Pros:
Installation was fairly easy.
Instructions were clear.
It definitely keeps the chain damp with oil.

Cons:
Pricey
Hard to get dialed in.
Even with minimal oil the oil seems to find it's way up on the fender and other unwanted places.
Twin nozzle only lasted 3,000 miles.
Had to add a stiffer wire to keep the twin nozzle in place.
Replacement nozzles are $19. (rip off)

Summary: The oiler is a nice idea but I don't believe it's worth the added expense. I really don't want to spend $19 every 3,000 miles so when this nozzle is done I'll probably be done with the oiler. A shot of chain lube from a can every few hundred miles is less hassle and less expense.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-10-2016, 02:16 PM
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Got a basic Scott Oiler. It's ok.
Watch for too much oil as it soils the tire ......Yikes !

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-10-2016, 08:51 PM
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I installed the Tutoro chain oiler about 3,000 miles ago and just wanted to give my review on it.

Pros:
Installation was fairly easy.
Instructions were clear.
It definitely keeps the chain damp with oil.

Cons:
Pricey
Hard to get dialed in.
Even with minimal oil the oil seems to find it's way up on the fender and other unwanted places.
Twin nozzle only lasted 3,000 miles.
Had to add a stiffer wire to keep the twin nozzle in place.
Replacement nozzles are $19. (rip off)

Summary: The oiler is a nice idea but I don't believe it's worth the added expense. I really don't want to spend $19 every 3,000 miles so when this nozzle is done I'll probably be done with the oiler. A shot of chain lube from a can every few hundred miles is less hassle and less expense.
There's one on the Strom I just sold. On it's second single tip after 30,000Km+. The single tips cost only a few bucks and the oil does migrate to both sides of the chain. WAY cheaper than some others like the Scott Oiler. Dial-in depends on your range of riding. If you only ride highway it's easy. If you ride highway, and dirt roads it's harder due to the difference in vibration which the oiler works off. I found 1 to 1.25 turns out to be about right for my riding range and the weight of oil I use. Lighter oil and higher riding temperatures need less turns out, heavier oil and colder temperatures need more. Mess also depends on where you mount the tip. If you think of the rear sprocket like a clock face, the closer you mount the tip to 6 o'clock the more mess you'll get on your fender, the closer to 9 o'clock the less you'll get. Just like spray on stuff there is never zero fling off. You're also better off getting the accessory tip mounting bracket.

I'll never own another chain drive bike without one.

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I've thought about installing one of these.

Thanks for the honest review.

I'll stick with spraying the chain.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-27-2016, 01:56 PM
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I bought a used Scott for $75 shipped. Bolted it on my Vstrom 650 and went for a 2,000 mile ride to Barber vintage days. Used a little over 4 ounces of ATF. Chain stayed wet and clean and the bike was really no dirtier than when using spray on type lubes.

If more of Scott's pop up for around the same price I'll buy them and have no issue installing them on every chain drive bike I have.
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