There are several automatic chain oiling systems on the market but ScottOiler has generally been the “go to” brand for many years now. They’ve recently added electronically controlled versions of the much lauded v-system (the e-system and x-system) but the latter are more complex, considerably more expensive and by many accounts, don’t necessarily improve on the original, which has always worked well.
I’ve now decided it’s time to fit one to my trusty T700 and save my diminishing brain the job of remembering to do it manually, and have chosen to go with the vacuum operated original.
From the Scottoiler website description:
When you connect a vSystem motorcycle chain oiler to the bike you have a system that automatically gets to work when you start your motorcycle. Whilst it is operated by the engine vacuum, the vSystem oiler does not absorb any power or affect the performance of your engine because it is purely vacuum operated. It is easily installed and can be fitted to most bikes in an hour or two.
What Does It Do?
- Engine vacuum operated system
- Automatically lubricates your chain when you start the bike
- Extends the life of your chain and sprockets
- Takes over the entire chain maintenance regime
- Enough lubricant for up to 1500 miles
- Saves you time, money and hassle
What’s in the box
The main components of the kit are a Reservoir Metering Valve (RMV), an Injector (which feeds oil onto the chain and sprocket from the chain oiler), a bottle of Scottoiler motorbike chain lube suitable for approximately 5,000 miles and the parts required for a variety of fitting options.
I’ll receive the Scottoiler this week and install at the weekend, so please keep checking back for a detailed first look and installation review.