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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #80 on: October 08, 2019, 05:27:01 PM »
innovative idea - won't work for me as in South Africa it is dust, and dust, maybe some gorilla snot and then more dust

so I guess that brush will get very stiff very quickly and become unserviceable in our conditions - good idea nevertheless
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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #81 on: October 08, 2019, 07:49:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by dasf [+]
Mounted the Nemo reservoir at the clutch lever. Easy to reach and also serves as a reminder to turn the reservoir after every petrol fill.

The mount is DIY as I use a brush instead of letting the oil drip on the chain. The mount use the two screws for the chain guard but also a third screw to the bobbin hole. I now can adjust the brush in an easy way with the chain guard off.

On the Net I found some lubrication system for industrial use and they all used a brush to lubricate so I copied their solution to my bike and it works great.
No fling, also lube the chain between slewing the reservoir. Can really see the difference when riding in heavy rain. The chain have a thin oil layer all the time and is very clean.
I use a round brush, a little bit wider than the chain. Cut off the handle and drilled a 4 mm hole topdown and put the oil feeder pipe down the brush. Put the brush into a metal strap connected to my DIY plate. The brush just touching the chain and that seems ok. The brush now lubricate and clean the chain constantly.



Like that a lot.  Well done.   :028:
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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2019, 06:02:29 PM »
I was interested in fitting one of these, as the big cans of 500ml of motorex chain lube spray we got here in Switzerland, take lots of luggages room when traveling and sometimes one was barely enough by rainy trips.

Does anyone have a rough idea, of the volume Inside the cup for the claimed 5000km ?
The can of motorex is about 20Chf and I see the 500ml of 80/90 ol for 6Chf, so seems it would also be cheaper.

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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #83 on: October 09, 2019, 06:54:51 PM »
Capacity: approx. 30 ml
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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2019, 07:04:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by dasf [+]
Capacity: approx. 30 ml

Holly molly, so 16 fills from a 500ml bottle, if say it lasts 3000km per fill, that's a whoping 48'000km for 6 Chf !
I think i bought 4 cans of motorex for my Honda's rougly 40'000Km, so 80Chf which is a crazy difference, I will definitely fit one it will be quickly reimboursed !

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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #85 on: October 09, 2019, 09:08:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
Holly molly, so 16 fills from a 500ml bottle, if say it lasts 3000km per fill, that's a whoping 48'000km for 6 Chf !
I think i bought 4 cans of motorex for my Honda's rougly 40'000Km, so 80Chf which is a crazy difference, I will definitely fit one it will be quickly reimboursed !

It does not last anything like 3000km per fill.
My initial thoughts were that there were from memory 15 x quarter turns of the device available but in use it runs out of oil before all 15 quarter turns are used up. Im thinking about 1800-2000km per fill but it all depends on how often you need or want to lube the chain.
For travel if you think you need a little more oil just get a 100ml bottle from a supermarket or elsewhere and tip some oil into that. That will give you a couple of refills and take up next to no space.

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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2019, 06:46:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
It does not last anything like 3000km per fill.
My initial thoughts were that there were from memory 15 x quarter turns of the device available but in use it runs out of oil before all 15 quarter turns are used up. Im thinking about 1800-2000km per fill but it all depends on how often you need or want to lube the chain.
For travel if you think you need a little more oil just get a 100ml bottle from a supermarket or elsewhere and tip some oil into that. That will give you a couple of refills and take up next to no space.

Still about 30'000Km for a 6Chf oil bottle, that easily 10 times less expensive than with the chain spray !
Yes my longest tour was 6500Km in 2 weeks and so I needed 2 500ml cans to be sure, a little 100ml bottle would definitely be a gain of luggage space !
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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2019, 08:06:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
Still about 30'000Km for a 6Chf oil bottle, that easily 10 times less expensive than with the chain spray !

Agree. The gear oil I am using is $8 per litre so that is around 30 top ups of the reservoir.
Cans of spray lube are around $25 per can and last maybe the equivalent of two-three top ups which is about $0.50-$0.75 cents of gear oil.

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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #88 on: October 10, 2019, 08:59:16 AM »
Made a trip to Norway this summer. The trip was 4500 km and lasted 10 days. I filled the Cobra when leaving home and had a 60 ml spare oil bottle with me. After 3000 km i decides to refill the Cobra and found it was not empty. Lot of oil dripped into the brush ( I use a brush instead of letting the oil drip to the chain) when I opened the Cobra for refill. None af the oil went to the ground ( I like what Greta stands for) but was kept in the brush. Another + for using a brush.
The remaining oil was surely enough for 500 extra km.
I turn the Cobra every time I fill up the petrol tank, every 300 km. My consumption in Norway is about 3.8 liter per 100 km.
So I think 3500 km is in reach for every Cobra fill and with a spare oil bottle of 60 ml you can reach 10000 km depending of weather and how often you turn the Cobra.
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Re: Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler: feedback
« Reply #89 on: October 10, 2019, 09:11:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by dasf [+]
Made a trip to Norway this summer. The trip was 4500 km and lasted 10 days. I filled the Cobra when leaving home and had a 60 ml spare oil bottle with me. After 3000 km i decides to refill the Cobra and found it was not empty. Lot of oil dripped into the brush ( I use a brush instead of letting the oil drip to the chain) when I opened the Cobra for refill. None af the oil went to the ground ( I like what Greta stands for) but was kept in the brush. Another + for using a brush.
The remaining oil was surely enough for 500 extra km.
I turn the Cobra every time I fill up the petrol tank, every 300 km. My consumption in Norway is about 3.8 liter per 100 km.
So I think 3500 km is in reach for every Cobra fill and with a spare oil bottle of 60 ml you can reach 10000 km depending of weather and how often you turn the Cobra.

I also did roughly 3.8l/100 with my Honda, on all these 60/80kmh roads, that was pretty easy !

Amazing, maybe I'll try to work something out with a light sponge at the tip rubbing the chain, see if it improves  the oiling.
With the cans I would need maybe to grease every 800km on the Honda so every 2 fills, each cans lasting about 8 sprays, so basically the oil need is more frequent, still this makes a 56'000Km for a 6Chf bottle, opposed to 9 cans of Motorex costing 180Chf, this really is a no brainer when riding so much !

Also did 3.8l/10 on my Honda, with all these slow roads and no highways ever, but with the 2018 Tiger honestly I would manage even less as I see these days, I'm doing 4.1L/100 on my daily commute with a short highway ride, while I was doing 4.5L/100 on the Honda !
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 09:15:16 AM by Djairouks »

 


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