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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: barry.t100sr on November 27, 2020, 10:17:29 AM

Title: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: barry.t100sr on November 27, 2020, 10:17:29 AM
 
Advice required please;
Which is the best chain oil for Auto-oilers in the UK winter, i.e. when temperature is below about 5C ?
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: KildareMan on November 27, 2020, 11:31:19 AM
That would depend as much on the oiler as anything else.

Scottoilers can adjust the drip rate so when colder you just open it more.
Loobman while not fully automatic - press the button longer.
Forget the name of the bouncing weight one. That's fully automatic so something runny.
Any of the electronically pumped units, such as Pro-oiler - Oil consistency doesn't matter as they are pumped.

Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: Johnjo on November 27, 2020, 05:20:24 PM

I've got a cobrra nemo oiler and find 80w90 gear oil perfect for all season use.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: KildareMan on November 27, 2020, 07:52:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Johnjo [+]
I've got a cobrra nemo oiler and find 80w90 gear oil perfect for all season use.

How did I forget the covers. Another pumped unit. The best of all the units I've used.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: Mav on November 27, 2020, 08:47:58 PM
I use the Cobrra, you can use what ever oil you find best and you oil it as much or as little as you want.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: Tallpaul on November 27, 2020, 09:12:43 PM
Scottoiler with chainsaw oil does mine superbly.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: posty on November 28, 2020, 11:21:48 AM
Hi Scottoiler make 2 different oils for hot and cold weather - I think the cold weather one is red and the cold one is blue but you can check on the bottle
I tend to use the blue stuff all year round but dont go out that much in v cold weather - yes I do adjust the flow rate for summer/winter - should be approx 1 drop per minute on idle
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: posty on November 28, 2020, 11:32:54 AM
Oops meant to say warm weather oil is blue (please check though)
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: posty on November 28, 2020, 11:35:42 AM
Sorry folks got this wrong - just checked and red oil is for 20-40 degC and blue is for 0-30 degC
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: romanrick on November 28, 2020, 05:38:13 PM
If the oiler is located fairly close to the engine it may not matter so much as it will warm up as you ride.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: Snownorge on November 29, 2020, 09:51:04 AM
I have Scottoiler on mine and previous bike's,ride all year and just use the blue oil,I just turn it up a notch in the winter or if really wet ( it's England ) mine is mounted on lower cooling hose so gets to warm the oil.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: jmh on January 13, 2021, 09:05:29 PM
Using a Cobra on mine, gear oil works fine but I add a little ACF50 anti corrosion fluid when they start salting the roads, seems to keep the corrosion on my un-plated chain at bay during the winter months.
Title: Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
Post by: Jex on January 15, 2021, 09:48:40 AM
Osco https://www.osco-chainoiler.com/en/

Normal motor oil is good and cheap choice. Don't use automatic gear oil (ATF), sealants may not be resistant to its additives.
https://www.osco-chainoiler.com/en/lubrication-in-practice/