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post #1 of 10 Old 11-26-2006, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Automatic (manual) chain oilier

I went to a MTF luncheon in Corbin Ky where I saw a guy from Wi that had a soap bottle strapped to the frame of his bike. The bottle was full of 90-wt oil. He used it to oil his chain, and seeing it made me decide to make one for my KLR.

I bought a bottle of hand sanitizer from the dollar store, and then poured out the sanitizer. I cut the end of the spout so a hose would fit over it, and made a bracket out of some aluminum that I had. I mounted the bracket and the bottle to the frame right behind the cover for the side stand safety switch. I then run a hose from the bottle to the chain guard where I had drilled a hole right over the chain. I put the hose in the hole, filled the bottle with 90-wt oil, and vala: I had a chain oilier that went everywhere the bike went.

No need to carry oil or spray for the chain on trips.

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Thanks, but the real thanks goes to the guy from WI. I had debated on whick chain lube to use, the spays,or waxes, or 90-wt. this made up my mind. 90-wt is messy on the rear wheel, but so are the others. I just pump the bottle while I'm rolling slowly in parking lots to ensure the entire chain gets its share of oil.

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-27-2006, 06:36 AM
 
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MADE MY OWN

Daddyjoe, I made my own chain oiler also. I used a hand pump water mister I found in a junk store in town. Hooked it up an old refrigerator ice maker kit I had laying around. Will post pics. as soon as my digital camera arrives. I use chain saw bar oil in it. Looked at 90 gear, but that bar oil is tack stuff. Sticks like baby batter. Just could not see spending the big bucks on the Scott Oiler.

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-27-2006, 09:27 AM
 
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I dig it with a shovel! I was looking at the Scotts last week and the price was too rich for me. I will look into this and report back my thoughts. :h0034
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-27-2006, 12:24 PM
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Thanks, but the real thanks goes to the guy from WI.
Man those Wisconsin people are the best!!! Yup... Born and raised in Wisconsin is a sure fire way to be a great person.. Yup...
If they're from Wisconsin, they're good folks!!!




















Did I ever mention that I was born in Monroe, WI and lived in Wisconsin my first 33 years of life?? :t0013
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Hey Paper,
Just wondering, what state are you from? :h0188

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Yea everyone I ever met from WI said it was a great place to be from,,,, as far from there as you can get. :lol:

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Yea everyone I ever met from WI said it was a great place to be from,,,, as far from there as you can get. :lol:
Ouch.. :si0001

I though that was what Iowa people said..

The also say that:

The best place to be in Iowa is the center.. That way, every direction you're going, is the direction to leave.. :mrgreen:

Also, you'll notice all the trees around the States that surround Iowa are bent towards Iowa.. Why?? Because Iowa SUX!!!

:si0108

Oh, and these were all told to me by people from Iowa.. :lol:

Enough thread hijacking.. :si0101

I don't like oiling my chain.. It's messy... :c00109
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-28-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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YES, BUT

When I liked in Iowa, we used to say those types of things about Nebraska. The best thing to come out b of Nebraska is Interstate-80. Nebraska, where corn is king, and sheep wear lip stick. Better stop on that one.

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