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post #1 of 9 Old 04-12-2007, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hawke or Scott Oiler

Hi all, Newbie poster here. I am setting my KLR (A-16) up to do long distance touring trips, both highway and offroad.
I am considering an auto chain oiler. I am wondering if anyone has experience with either the Hawke Olier or the Scottoiler. I see a couple of folks have fabbed up thier own on previous threads, any info would be great.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-12-2007, 12:32 PM
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You can pay big $$ for the scott, or the other one you buy, or you can spend $2 and make your own. I spent $2.

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You can pay big $$ for the scott, or the other one you buy, or you can spend $2 and make your own. I spent $2.
Or you can carry a small can of teflon chain lube and hit it every 500 miles or so.. I'm a KLR rider, so I won't spend $2..

Chain lubing was an issue before O-ring chains. With O-ring chains, as long as you keep them from rusting, you're already 95% ahead of the battle.

I've got 10K on my KLR's chain and the chain gets adjusted about once between tire changes, and the sprockets are showing almost zero wear. I blast the chain every 500-1000 miles, if I remember..

By the looks of my chain and sprockets, I'm expecting another 10K out of this set, easily.. If not double of that..

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Not sure if it's just me, but I won't even think about putting an oiling system on the KLR. At least now, if you ride in the dirt. Imagine all the dust and fine particales that get washed towards the o-rings when you are constantly oiling the chain.

Not saying these things are bad, but you need to know where you are going to ride.
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The owners manual say to lube the chain every 400 miles, and it recomends 90wt oil. I carry 90 wt oil in a soap bottle mounted to the frame with a hose running out over the chain. I pump the oil out onto the chain about every other fill up. But I did have to replace my chain, (sprockets were still good but I changed them too) at 27,000 miles. I think I could have gotten 30 K + if I hadn't missed a few times on the oil.

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Achems razor

seems like Achems razor applies here, that is that the simplest answer is the best, cool, now what am I going to spend all that money I have been saving on???

hmmmm progressive suspension springs.......
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Progressive springs.. Good!!

Progressive shock.. Not so good..
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The owners manual say to lube the chain every 400 miles, and it recomends 90wt oil. I carry 90 wt oil in a soap bottle mounted to the frame with a hose running out over the chain. I pump the oil out onto the chain about every other fill up. But I did have to replace my chain, (sprockets were still good but I changed them too) at 27,000 miles. I think I could have gotten 30 K + if I hadn't missed a few times on the oil.
Do you have any pics of the setup?



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