Fitting a scott oiler...

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by celtic kiwi, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. celtic kiwi

    celtic kiwi Been here awhile

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    Tried searching 'scott oiler'...but couldn't find the thread (i'm sure I've seen photo's) really just want to know where people have put the reservoir , as a mechanic mate of mine , fitted one to a customer bike , scotts web site didn't show the 9 fitty , so he put it in the luggage box.
    cheers in advance
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  2. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    Try the tool tray under the seat - just a hole to drill.
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  3. Twit!

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    I've got mine fitted behind the number plate (uk speak). Looks really neat and doesn't take any space! I can take pics if someone can post them...!
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  4. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    Mines cable tied to the tool tray under the seat........just be careful with the pipework on ya exhaust!!
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  5. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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  6. Tangoman

    Tangoman Adventurer

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    Dear Celtic Kiwi,

    Here's my story - scottoiler high capacity touring kit and twin nozzles.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51460

    As you can see it was a time-consuming job to do right but it's been trouble free since - just do it and forget about it.

    Tangoman.
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  7. andrealuca

    andrealuca Enduro, punk and jazz!

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  8. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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    I've just read that you changed the Tunisia program a little bit. You've made it a easier. What happened?
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  9. andrealuca

    andrealuca Enduro, punk and jazz!

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    why you say we made it easier?? :huh

    we could not be more un-prepared for the desert :D since most of us have ever been there..

    maybe you heard that the organizer has been equipped with a 660rallye??
    :rofl

    hope you can join us in the second Tunisia Raid in October!
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    Andrea
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  10. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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    :D I went too late for this one. It was all booked out by the time i saw it...
    I really would love to go on the 2nd one :thumb
    About the easy question, forget it. I was looking at the Greece tour.
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  11. kiwiross31

    kiwiross31 Been here awhile

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    G'day, I'm still in NZ until the end of April riding my Trans Alp. Been here for 5 months.

    My 950 sits awaiting my arse in Seattle. I fitted the scott oiler touring kit to the bike just after buying it. I use the large reservoir as the license plate holder. However I didn't feel there was enough metal back there to hold the unit, so I went to tourtech and got their large metal licence plate for the BMWGS. Drilled one more hole in it and fitted it up. Simple installation really.

    No real need to get a fancy metal plate ya can make one easily.

    All my chain drive bikes have had a scott oiler cause they work.

    cheers--Ross
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  12. gavP

    gavP Old enough to know better

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    Anyone have any pictures of their underseat install ?

    Not too keen on the behind license plate option.
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  13. Motobrandt

    Motobrandt Free Opinions Here

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    OK please excuse my ignorance. please! But I was under the impression that the X-Ring chains didn't need a lot of oiling. I clean mine when it gets nasty and oil it sometimes. Doesn't the X-Ring design keep the oil OUT of the areas that need to be lubed?

    Don't flame me too bad. I just don't know. *goes to look up X-Ring chain definition* :1drink
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  14. Nillbymouth

    Nillbymouth Been here awhile

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  15. willsuds

    willsuds Adventurer

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    I put one behind the number plate.. feeding onto the chain at the bottom of the rear sprocket. I think someone already linked to the scottoiler KTM install guide.
    photos if required
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  16. redboots

    redboots Johnny Lung

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    The oiler is just to oil the metal to metal surfaces. As you say, the X and O ring chains are sealed for life.
    Oiling the chain rollers, plates and sprockets just keeps everything free and easy and reduces heat by reducing friction so letting you chain last longer before you squeeze the living crap out of those x/o rings.[​IMG]
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  17. Hair

    Hair no wants or warrants

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    Oiling also cleans the o-rings. Otherwise they will get all cracked and gritty.

    This is a great thread. Oilers don't get much press around here. But they are a great tool. One that we should be taking advantage of.
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  18. gavP

    gavP Old enough to know better

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    Nice one, makes life much easier. :clap
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  19. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    I put a Scottoiler on my 950 when I got it new last October.

    To date I've done 5,800 miles and last week the chain was adjusted (half a turn) for the first time since new.

    It's the first bike I've had a Scottoiler on but it wont be the last!

    Great service from the factory too.

    Robin. :clap
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  20. BDG

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    Hope this pic helps
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