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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 07-19-2008, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scottoiler installation revisited

It seems quite some time since anyone posted on the fitting of a Scottoiler to their bike.
To redress this, and to revisit the subject, I thought Iíd post on my oiler install..
There has, in the past been a lot of discussion, argument and conjecture over the merits (or not) of the Scottoiler, but IMHO they are a must in ensuring correct lubrication and for extending greatly the life of chain and sprockets both.
I fitted mine on the Scrambler as soon as I bought it, as I have done on all the bikes Ive had in recent times.
An ideal place to mount it is to use one of the airbox screw holes.
Each Scottoiler kit has a little right-angle bracket with a threaded bolt attached. This screws straight into the airbox screw hole as shown below.
The oil feed line is fed to the rear sprocket and secured with cable ties.
Once the oiler is correctly adjusted there is no issue with excessive oil being thrown all over the place. As`you can see Ive removed the chain guard and still donít have any isues.
I also have a ďlub-tubeĒ under the seat (an additional oil storage container) so donít have to recharge the oiler for at least 1500 miles.
Hope this all helps for those who may be considering doing the same.









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Nicely done Ventura - I'm a fan of the scottoilers. My local kawasaki dealer has started selling them, and I intend to get one, plus the tube reservoir, next paycheck!

Nice post and pics, I like what you have done there, and you can see the benefit in the cleanliness of the chain.

My chain looks bluddy awful right now - so I will be happy to rectify that.

Nice job man!
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nicely done Ventura - I'm a fan of the scottoilers. My local kawasaki dealer has started selling them, and I intend to get one, plus the tube reservoir, next paycheck!

Nice post and pics, I like what you have done there, and you can see the benefit in the cleanliness of the chain.

My chain looks bluddy awful right now - so I will be happy to rectify that.

Nice job man!
hi there this is exactly how i done mine works well doesn,t it the only trouble is keeping the rear wheel clean

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........the only trouble is keeping the rear wheel clean..........
Hi Andy, I've found with all the Scottoilers I've fitted that the oiler adjustment can be gradually reduced until only a few random drops appear on the wheel rim.
The oil supply to the chain is still adequate at this setting.
My other bike (a Ducati) even has white wheels and oiler doesn't cause them to suffer too greatly.


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Fitting the vacuum pipe

Hi Ventura, I have very recently got a 08 EFI bonnie and haven't even had chance to get the seat or tank off, but having had a quick glance it appears that there is vaccuum pipe from #2 fake carb body going to the tank. my assumption is that this is for the fuel tap and as such should work fine for the vacumm feed to a scottoiler.

However, before I bugger anything up I woundered if this was correct or if you had a pic of the vacuum feed take off for your Scrambler.

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Hello Ibai's Dad, and welcome to the forum.
There's a great deal of excellent info here, contributed by some very knowledgeable and experienced Triumph owners.
Well done on your new purchase!!

As far as the Scottoiler goes, any vacuum pipe you can tee into will do the job.
I'm not all that conversant with the EFI models so would be unsure of the best means of connection.

I'd be inclined to look for an unused connection if there is one there.
There generally always has been on other EFI bikes I've had.
If there's a choice it'd be best to leave well alone any vac pipes to the fuel supply system, for obvious reasons!!

Maybe others who have EFI bikes could be more specific with some advice?

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Couple of things.....

I used the Scottoiler mounting block on the frame upright, as per Scottoiler instructions for the Bonnie. It looks a little cleaner than the ring type mount. If it were me I'd be tempted to mount the RMV on the left on a Scram, so it's not behind the exhausts.

Triumph recommend you do not fit a Scottoiler to an EFI twin as it well unbalance the EFI (works fine on my EFI Bandit), however, a chat with Scottoiler suggests that following the vacuum line up under the tank reveals a regular rubber vacuum pipe that can be cut for the standard Scottoiler nylon Tee to be fitted.

Consensus suggests that Triumph are shy to endorse a Scottoiler in case of an accident caused by oil getting on the rear tyre. Allegedly.

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Thanks guys, and thanks for the welcome to the forum Ventura.

I was thinking that the pipe that goes to the tank is just a vacuum, i.e no fuel but just opens the diaphram in the fuel tap as per older suzukis and probably many others. I am taking the Scottoiler of my now defunt GSX. All of this is just speculation as I have no idea about Bonnies. Like I say I've just got it about three weeks ago, but as it is my daily ride to work I've not had chance, (or needed to) get the seat off or the tank.

BTW , the pipe which I belive to be a vacuum pipe is actually coming from the manifold between the carb/fi body and the head.
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IIRC EFI bikes don't have fuel taps - they've no need.

There should be a thin black vacuum tube from each fake carb body that runs up to under the tank into a thicker rubber black pipe. this is the one to cut, if you're going to do it.

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Hi Brit Twin, you're quite ight about fitting a Scottoiler to a Scrambler on the Left side, NOT behind the pipes! I have an old scottoiler (had it for about 13 years, been on at least 6 bikes) on my 01 Bonnie, and it works perfectly on the RH side; but I got one couple of years ago for my Scram and put it on the same spot, and keep on burning my wrist when adjusting it! yeah I know, why not do it cold, but I find I always want to adjust it when on a run - and the newer Scottoiler works rather more erratically for some reason - it's either too low and not producing much oil, or if you've gotta turn it right up and it starts to drench everything, kinda annoying. Still, they're great devices, and extend the chain and sprocket life massively - I'm very sold on 'em!
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