Or, as we in the trade know it, old chain oil. I was trying for a post title that didn't contain 'Scottoiler' yet again. I suppose it will get me a few hits from one-handed Google users.
Last weekend, I posted that I had given up with the 'freebie' Scottoiler and had ordered a new one. Two new ones, in fact. They came a couple of days later, but today was my first day off work, so I took the opportunity of a sunny afternoon to fit one to the XT. All the plumbing was already in place, so it was just a matter of fitting the new RMV, priming it, and checking the flow rate.
I have found quite a neat location for the reservoir:
The advantage of having it here is a very short run from the reservoir to the chain - the tube is about 16" long in total and visible for all its length, so I can see that the oil is getting where it is supposed to be. The reservoir takes up some of the space where the toolkit should go (yes, a 15-year-old trailbike which still has its original tools, call Norris McWhirter), but since the toolkit is hidden behind a panel that needs an allen key to remove it, it is not an issue. I could not have used the tools on the road anyway, unless I carried tools in my jacket to unfasten the ... you get the picture. The bike has a topbox, and I will carry any tools I need in there from now on. The rattling should keep me awake on long runs.
With the side panel in place, the reservoir is almost hidden, which is neat and keeps it away from prying eyes and fiddling fingers.
And the delivery nozzle delivers the oil at a rate of 1 drop per 40 seconds to exactly the right place on the chain.
On the drive, it works well. Tomorrow, a test ride and then I will fit the other one to the Bonnie.
I would have test-ridden the Yam today, but my shopping list of milk and a newspaper suddenly grew as Anna added a big bag of potting compost and a massive roll of bubble wrap to the list. And then decided she would come too, as there were some things from Homebase that she needed to look at. Oh well.