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    automatic chain oiler DIY

    I have been thinking to build a automatic chain oiler.

    here is my first try(test board version). I bolted the mics parts to a board to solve the possible bugs.



    It uses honda rear brake reservoir as oil reservoir.
    TL1000S airbox flapper actuator air pressure relay that can be activated with 12volts.
    test oil was 80W outboard gear oil.

    Air relay works ok. takes 12volts and around 300milliamps to activate it. not sure how to do this. the oil flows so slowly that it takes some time to oil the chain. maybe it needs button that activates some sort of timerelay thingie, that keeps the air relay open for minute or so.

    also the rear brake reservoir is kinda small oil reserve. but I quess it would work for at least for 3-5 lubings. and that would already make pretty nice distange between refills. 2000km? so it would be enough for trips.

    front brake reservoir would be nice, because they have hand screw tops. easier to fill.? but this flat design tank is easier to bolt under the seat?

    JakeT.
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    2005 1050. black fat bars, hugger, frame protectors, headlight fairing. Motech Alu-rack. Smoothed TB's. MIVV GP carbon, headers smoothed/ported, precat removed, Modified Arrow tune(economy version). Sargent seat. GSG-moto generator- & front axl sliders. Frame sliders. GSX-R brakes with 1000RR master cylinder. Iridum 8's plugs and running mobil 4t racing 15w-50 oil & Motul RBF600 brake fluid.

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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY

    a little big and heavy to bolt onto my bike

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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by limey
    a little big and heavy to bolt onto my bike
    I don't think he is offering to bolt it to your bike.

    I absolutely love the ingenuity of the project, and would suggest a lighter oil. Even a simple 40 weight oil is the same weight as a 75/90 gear lube - they are simply rated differently. A lighter oil will flow better.

    I had a friend that was alway tinkering with bike projects like this one. He used a small CO2 cartridge to pressurize a small cannister and spray oil on the chain with the press of a button. I think he used a small brass spring loaded valve for the button - it came from a cheap tire inflater for pedal bikes, IIRC.

    Not to rain on your parade, or hinder your progress, but why not simply carry a small tube or can of chain oil on trips?
    Most of what I know comes from breaking something FIRST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devious


    I don't think he is offering to bolt it to your bike.

    OK, that was a joke perhaps its too early, or a bad joke.

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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY

    OHhhhhh.

    Was I being a little hostile?

    Most of what I know comes from breaking something FIRST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devious
    OHhhhhh.

    Was I being a little hostile?

    yeah, back off. Forum bully

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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY

    Not to rain on your parade, or hinder your progress, but why not simply carry a small tube or can of chain oil on trips?
    yep, I have been doing that. But because I don't have the rear stand with me it's pain in the ass to lube the chain. Expecially when the bike is 1.)loaded. 2.) you have driven just 300miles in a rain and you finally stop to the hotel it's the last thing you want to do, is to lube the chain. 3.) rolling the bike with baggage across some gas station parking lot trying to apply lube to the chain is just annoying.

    generally I don't have anything against chain lubing when I'm at home and I have all the stuff. But if you do 500+km days, you have to lube it every day.

    also , I just want to try how it works.
    http://corecatcher.wordpress.com/ <-- all my Triumph maintenance articles are here.

    2005 1050. black fat bars, hugger, frame protectors, headlight fairing. Motech Alu-rack. Smoothed TB's. MIVV GP carbon, headers smoothed/ported, precat removed, Modified Arrow tune(economy version). Sargent seat. GSG-moto generator- & front axl sliders. Frame sliders. GSX-R brakes with 1000RR master cylinder. Iridum 8's plugs and running mobil 4t racing 15w-50 oil & Motul RBF600 brake fluid.

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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaket
    ...I just want to try how it works.
    More than reason enough.
    Keep us updated.
    Most of what I know comes from breaking something FIRST.

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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY



    cause i always forget to oil my chain. even though i have a pizza box lid(for keepin lube off the wheel) and can o' lube sitting RIGHT next to where i park my bike and a floor jack right in front of my bike... i still forget.
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    Re: automatic chain oiler DIY

    I know this is a DIY thread, but has anyone had experience with this?

    http://www.scottoiler.com/pc/Scottoi...ersal_Kit.html
    Pete

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