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post #1 of 12 Old 01-09-2009, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Advice sought: Scottoiler Mk7 reservoir location

I will be installing a Scottoiler Mk7 on my DL650 (along with new sprockets and chain) this winter.

I'm currently poring over locations to mount the cylindrical reservoir. I'd prefer to not use up underseat storage space, and am hoping that the experience of others will help me find the ideal spot. Pictures welcome!
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I installed a Scottoiler on my Wee (don't know about the "Mk7" designation), but I put the small reservoir on the left side square frame tube (angles up perhaps 40 degrees), above the left footpeg. I didn't tighten the bolt down hard, so to fill it, it can be pivoted out easily.

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I installed a Scottoiler on my Wee (don't know about the "Mk7" designation), but I put the small reservoir on the left side square frame tube (angles up perhaps 40 degrees), above the left footpeg. I didn't tighten the bolt down hard, so to fill it, it can be pivoted out easily.
Sorry for my ignorance, but what is a Scottoiler. It may be another thing I have to have for my Wee.

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A Scottoiler is an automatic chain oiler. It really lubes the chain & sprockets. A good chain, anymore, doesn't need internal lubrication as the x or o rings keep lubrication inside. It lubes the chain rollers and the sprockets, helping prolong the life of those components.

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I installed a Scottoiler on my Wee (don't know about the "Mk7" designation), but I put the small reservoir on the left side square frame tube (angles up perhaps 40 degrees), above the left footpeg. I didn't tighten the bolt down hard, so to fill it, it can be pivoted out easily.
The Mk7 is the basic universal kit. Thanks for pointing out the frame tube; I'll likely use the same location.

How did you secure the bracket? I'm thinking a stainless hose clamp will do nicely, or perhaps forgo the bracket and use the rubber support base, and use a hose clamp or two.

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Hi, Doug~
I'll go out to the bike today (it's way over in a separate garage & it's zero out right now!) and check to see exactly how I've got it mounted, then get back to you. Wish I knew how to attach pictures to these posts! Forgo the optional "dual" feeder tubes to the chain; mine fell off around at around 200 miles! Scott's "special oil" is pretty much straight 30 weight engine oil (or "awl" if ya live in "Ahia" ((Ohio)). The one downside is that if you turn up the variable flowrate, you'll get splatters on the rear rim & fender-nothing to worry about on the tire. Remember that you're pretty much lubing the chain rollers & sprockets, so a high flowrate is a waste. The flow will vary with temperature-warmer will let the flowrate increase. It's a slick device for long trips!
And I meant to say the left passenger footpeg...

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Removed the helmet lock and fabricated a simple 'L' bracket. Out of the way and easy to get to.



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I think I have the "Universal Kit." It came with a small L bracket, and a flat kinda oval bracket with 3 holes in it. I attached the oval bracket to the passenger footpeg mount, the L bracket to that and the reservoir, which allowed the reservoir to lay parallel to the small square frame tube. As a side benefit, the reservoir will easily pivot out to refill, then picot back to stay out of way.
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I think I have the "Universal Kit." It came with a small L bracket, and a flat kinda oval bracket with 3 holes in it. I attached the oval bracket to the passenger footpeg mount, the L bracket to that and the reservoir, which allowed the reservoir to lay parallel to the small square frame tube. As a side benefit, the reservoir will easily pivot out to refill, then picot back to stay out of way.
Hope this helps Doug!
Very helpful indeed. I ended up using the same area. Everything is hose-clamped and zip-tied in place -- come spring I'll know if it's secure enough. Tucks in very nicely:




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Nice installation. I like how it is tucked out of the way.
- Have you tried it with the supply filled to 1/3 (less oil weight)? My concern is the S in the tube.
- How do you fill the supply?
- I have had bad experiences with sharply bent stainless steel straps. The largwe zip ties or velcro work as well and don't break with vibration. Come to think of it mine were used with a heavy tool tube on a KLR. Yours should be safe.

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