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Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  greencat on Wed Jan 26 2011, 21:08

Here are some pictures I took whilst fitting a Scottoiler touring kit to the 'cat.

Rather than take up space in the 'boot' I decided to fit it behind the number plate. The work involved looks drastic, but when covered by the number plate it's quite inconspicuous and very easy to adjust or re-fill the unit. It had no effect on the structural integrity of the number plate holder. The top-up tube emerges into the space between the storage under the pillion seat and the break light - sorry no picture of that.

In my case I took the feed onto the front sproket which means no pipe work on the swing arm and any excess oil drips into the belly pan rather than onto the back tyre! The feed is invisible!

If anyone has any questions post them up and I'll add the answers to this post.

Chris

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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  yamahamad on Thu Jan 27 2011, 19:23

Nice neat job chris & good idea putting the applicator by the front sprocket.
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Neat Job

Post  NFB_THUNDER on Thu Jan 27 2011, 20:34

Hi Chris thanks for this looks a nice job! By the way the other bike in the picture is that a CBR1000? Just out of interest.

Cheers again.

Sam great
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  stretchie_ on Thu Jan 27 2011, 22:45

Alright Chris

Good work, you got any pics of it from side on with the plate fitted?

Does the numberplate light still get the plate OK?

My BlackBird has a Scottoiler on it and I'm deffo going to fit one when I finally get around to doing the cat. Probably the best £80 (unless you get the biggun like you have) you can spend on it I think
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sun Jan 30 2011, 11:34

Silly question I suppose but did people not turn it up when you weren't with it?
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  greencat on Sun Jan 30 2011, 16:29

Sam - yes it is a CB1000! Well spotted.

Stretchie - cutting the section out of the mud-guard made sure the number plate light wasn't obstructed

Suzie - I have never 'not been with it'! It's just a vicious rumour.

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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  0ldcat on Sun Jan 30 2011, 17:29

@greencat wrote:Suzie - I have never 'not been with it'! It's just a vicious rumour.
Sleeps with it he does
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Mon Jan 31 2011, 12:06

pmsl
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  mechy69 on Tue Feb 01 2011, 19:31

a vicious rumour my arse !!!!!!!! pmsl
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  SteveCat on Sun Apr 15 2012, 15:47

I've recently fitted the Touring Kit and the e-System (Electronic) oiler.

Most of the pictures would be the same as Chris has posted, so will only post those which are different.

The electronic version is easier to fit in some respects than the original oiler in that you don't need to tap into the vacuum pipe. However you do need to fit the controller somewhere on the handlebars - wasn't quite as easy as I thought, the cable is a few inches too short and the resultant short cut isn't as I'd have liked.

As with the v-system it is pretty much fit and forget, there isn't anything to turn on, the controller springs into life when it detects movement.


14042012043.jpg by stevephi, on Flickr

Shows the seconds per drip rate, in this case 60, the oil tank is full - calculates the oil in the reservoir as well as the optional external feeders like the Magnum ECR (touring) or lube tube, the ambient temp and what I think is a gimmick, a g-force indicator (I won't be looking at that ragging it around a corner!!) and the last icon is the X, this changes depending on what the oiler is doing - as displayed it is showing it is not dispensing oil as it senses no movement, the other two icons are active but not dispensing and when the pump is operational.

Yes, the e-system has a pump and doesn't work on gravity. The feed is from the top of the unit, where the vacuum pipe would be in the v-system.


14042012044.jpg by stevephi, on Flickr

The oiler held in the magnum extended oil tank, you may notice there is no rotary control at the top of the oiler.


14042012045.jpg by stevephi, on Flickr

I've had the nib both at the back wheel and then moved to the front sprocket on the previous 'Cat, decided I'd leave it off the rear axle nut as I couldn't see if the pipe was blocked.


14042012046.jpg by stevephi, on Flickr


The electronic system is not cheap, but I am liking it more than the original version. It's only been on a few weeks and I haven't done any serious mileage yet, but I can see it is doing the job of keeping the chain oiled and I don't have an oil patch on the ground.
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  Rosco on Sun Apr 15 2012, 20:47

Cheers for the post of the new system Steve.
I was going to be kind to your old bike at Wee Mac and top up the Scott Oiler before I set off but I couldn't get the seat lock to budge and didn't want to break the key in it.
As it happens I sprayed some lube on it instead.
Can't really say I was kind to it at WeeMac though. Good job it's Dirt Bike Dave's. Wink

What was the damage then for one of them fancy units then Steve?
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  past-it on Sun Apr 15 2012, 23:33

I have done the same as Greencat and feed the oil to the front sprocket with one difference in that I feed the oil onto a inch wide paint brush and this paints the whole width of the chain with oil. I also run it on Stihl chainsaw chain lube (bought in bulk because of the chainsaw) loads cheaper than the scottoil. I do run way to much oil through the oiler and the bike is a on the dirty side but I've only fitted 2 sets of chains and sprockets since 2006 but because of my strange riding style have needed to change an extra 3 front sprockets. Oilers are worth while investment.

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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  SteveCat on Mon Apr 16 2012, 10:22

@Rosco wrote:What was the damage then for one of them fancy units then Steve?

The Magnum Extended Reservoir is £46 from Scott Oiler, they wanted £210 for the E-system Shocked but found one on Amazon for £160 delivered, still eye watering though.


I didn't mention that you need to remove the numberplate to refill to reservoir. Wasn't that impressed when I figured that out, but seeing it only needs to be done every 10 000 miles or more I guess it isn't too bad
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 25 2013, 15:23

A bit of an update on my oiler, now that's it nearly a year old.

Had a problem with the length of the cable
the cable is a few inches too short and the resultant short cut isn't as I'd have liked.

Scottoiler became aware of this and now supply an extension cable, as with all their 'add on bits' they supply this free.

My controller decided to have a mind of it's own when I did the Ireland / IOM trip last year. It would turn itself on at night and needed to be disconnected from the battery to reset, then at other times it wouldn't turn on - a nightmare. Scottoiler sent me a replacement and asked me to return mine when I could - a batch of faulty units. Excellent customer service.

I've not ridden that much since the trip and the unit replacement - became aware that the chain wasn't happy, just cranked up the flow rate. Only when I saw rust on the chain, I realised something was very wrong. Discovered the oiler wasn't working - electronics showing the pump action, but no oil coming out.
If you ever get one of these units and use the extension cable, please make sure the pins line up - the plug and socket can can be inserted the wrong way ( 4 options, so can be easily done ).
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  Catnapper on Tue Mar 10 2015, 21:13

 Just acquired a vsystem unit and plan to fit next week after new c+s set. 
Looks neat on the front sprocket but does it not spray about with it running on the chain & not the sprocket? ponder 
Or can it be set to drip on the front sprocket 
Liking the idea though of the small brush   great
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  bat-kam on Tue May 19 2015, 21:16

Has anyone fited v-system with dual feed? I am interested if the dual feed is interfering with the paddock stand?
And where did you run the feed tube frome the reservoir
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Re: Fitting a Scottoiler Touring Kit

Post  SteveCat on Thu May 21 2015, 15:59

@Catnapper wrote:Looks neat on the front sprocket but does it not spray about with it running on the chain & not the sprocket?
Or can it be set to drip on the front sprocket 

I let my mechanic install it to feed the front sprocket - I'm not sure if it did drip on the sprocket, but think it was close enough. He had a thing about oilers, seemed to hate them and every time he loosened the axle bolt he'd angle the feed nib the wrong way, away from the sprocket!

@bat-kam wrote:Has anyone fited v-system with dual feed?
Yeah, tried twice - gave up in the end. The problem is getting the dual feeder securely fitted to the swingarm, as I wasn't happy with drilling the mounting wasn't very good. As I mentioned above the spanner attacked it when he worked on the bike which didn't help.

I don't think a paddock stand will get in the way

The standard nib fitting



You would be fitting the dual feeder to the left of the axle bolt fitting, possibly in line with the Scottoiler sticker in my pic.

A pic of  a rather dirty 'Cat having a valet, you can see the paddock stand isn't in the way of the standard fit, might not be easy to see the pipe routing. For the dual feeder I'd feed the pipe on the other side of the swingarm. It runs up behind the rear foot pegs and along the mudguard.



I'll have a look and see if I have any pics of the dual setup on a 'Cat.

Not on a Thundercat, but maybe an idea for you. I have a feeling the dealer drilled the swingarm.



Pretty discrete result, again a little different from the 'Cat I know.

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