Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Eagle County, CO
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FWIW I just got a Nemo 2 chain oiler and installed it for my current road trip. 1500 miles in and I'm happy with the purchase. Install was easy and the recommended tranny oil is cheap. After a few trial positions the tube outlet is right in front of where the rear sprocket meets the chain, off-centered which I think is where the instructions depict the placement. I have only been using it at the end of the day, doing super slow laps around hotel lots, under 10mph gives almost zero flinging of oil and gunk, my tests at road speeds made a mess.
Curious if this low speed, once a day technique is sufficient to keep a chain alive long term. Doing 300-500 miles a day for 1500 miles so far and the chain almost needs an adjustment, but it's still very new. Left CO with 650 miles on the bike and am over 2100 right now.
Also to anyone who gets one, be sure to fill it properly. Initially I just filled the little cup, put the lid on and turned the whole apparatus counterclockwise to reset it. This is wrong and resulted in leaking and a big mess. The proper way is to keep adding lube oil WHILE turning the unit to reset it. Then putting the cap on only when it's been turned fully counterclockwise and full of oil. This process was only clear after watching a YT video which helped interpretet the pictorial instructions included with the kit, which could be better imo.
The actual product seems very well made, and after filling it properly it has not leaked at all. I was worried hitting 10,000 ft then heading to sea level would cause problems