Here's a couple pics of how I had to mount the applicator spout to the underside of the swingarm:
Swingarm Mount 1.jpg
Swingarm Mount 2.jpg
The mount held up well on my 40 mile test ride. Rode over manhole covers and potholes to test it and it did not loosen up. When you think about it, in order for those threaded posts to loosen up, the 10mm nuts would have to get tighter. If it ever does loosen up, I would go to the hardware store and get some proper lock washers and/or nuts. But so far, it seems solid.
Here's what the chain looked like after a 40 mi. ride. I used Pennzoil 10w-40. Not sure if it circulates completely over the outside of the side plates after dropping oil down the middle of the chain rollers, but it does appear to get worked over the critical o-rings and joints where the links are pressed together. What do you think ?
Wet Chain Rear View 1.jpg
Wet Chain Rear View 2.jpg
I couldn't get a good pic of the side of the chain. Not sure, but I might need to hit the side plates with some chain lube from time to time.
Wet Chain Side.jpg
I’m not sure what Torturo or Loobman fans would think of this but,
1)You don’t have to worry about improperly adjusting the flow rate, because oil is only applied when you pump the lever. As mentioned, this oiler is based on the old trigger style oil cans, except the actuator is moved with a cable and lever.
2)Since the oil tip(spout) doest not come in direct contact with anything, it should not wear down or break off.
3) Since oil is only applied when you pump the lever, and only to the chain itself, it does not seem to soak the rear wheel, but you do need to work the lever carefully. My chain was rather dry after coming out of winter storage, so I pulled the lever a total of maybe 12 ? times; about 6 before I left for the ride and a few times on the road when I would pull over to see how things were holding up. Note: Oil did not drip out of the tip to make a mess on the floor unless you were pumping the handle.
I prefer to apply the oil with my bike on the centerstand, and the rear wheel turning so I can make sure the oil is dripping right onto the chain. You might need to twist the metal nozzle inside of the clear tubing to make sure it is dripping on the chain. Do not pull the lever too hard or the oil might squirt over the top of the chain. Slow, steady pull. Then take it for a ride.
I’m not as sure at this point about the application when riding the bike, particularly in windy conditions, which might be a concern for riders not having a centerstand. I want to see the lube go right on the chain.
Might need to spray some chain lube on the outside plates from time to time, because I am not sure that those areas get coverage well when dripping oil down the cener of the chain, but the areas where the links mate together certainly do, which is critical.
Like all of these chain lubers, it provides a way to use less expensive lubricants in liquid form, rather than using sprays.
For me, it is a keeper. However, I might try something better than 10w-40. Not sure, but it might be too sticky and harbor dirt and grit, and I would rather have something that flings off dirt and grit better. I will still clean my chain with kerosene from time to time. I want to see how much more mileage I can get out of this OEM 35,499mi chain which still is only stretched to the middle marks on the axle.
The seller claimed they use these all over ‘the country’, which I presume means China.
Hope this helps.