1. I enjoy maintaining my own motorcycle, I find lubing my chain no problem at all. Plus, I have about 4 cans of chain lube that I got attending various trackdays.
2. How does anyone know (or care) when their chain is overheating? I put 27,000 miles on a 2001 Yamaha R1 and never changed the chain just lubing it every 500 miles or so.
3. I assume you have to buy the super fancy chain-lube oil, how much is that?
I've never even heard of this brand, so I assume you have some incentive for peddling it here. I have heard of the Scott's Oiler. I've never used one and since I don't ride Iron Butt rallies, I don't need one.
I assume a 650 twin with 65 horsepower puts less stress on a chain than a 1000cc Superbike, so I can assume I'll get at least 30,000 miles out of my chain. Whether my chain overheats or not (whatever that is).
When a chain has no saturation it overheats and breaks slowly into particles making your chain loose and teeth grinded to a point. With this product you gain a chain life of 80 000 km and more when installed on a new chian and sprockets.The scott oiler is a messy system using a pump to spray the chain. the cameleon uses few drops every 3 minutes keeping the chain perfectly saturated at all times.the product comes with a 250 ml bottle of oil.50ml is good for 7000km.when empty a bottle is 15$ and lasts about 2 years and more.heres my stats.
For those those who know me i like to ride more the talk…
Well theres no hidden secrets, I installed a Cameleon oiler.
First of all I appreciate not having to even think about lubricating my %&?&((?$# chain, Second of all I like the idea of the light that changes colors when functioning actually looks really cool at night. Third of all cleaning is so much easier, I pass a dry towel and the tire looks like new. The high grade (190sae) oil drys while riding and doesn’t leave a mess. When it rains I oil my chain every 500km with ps-1 Bardahl.
My personal statistics:
-2002 to 2004: original chain and sprocket……….40, 000km
-2004 to 2005: EK chain and Honda sprocket……….36, 300km
-2005 to 2006: EK chain and Honda sprocket……….29, 100km
-2006 to …….: EK chain and front sprocket only……….26, 600
-July 2007….: (installation of the Cameleon oiler) I still have the same chain and sprockets and its been 44, 000km, so the numbers explain themselves……
I hit 150, 000km with my 2002 Honda VFR and I should be changing the chain and sprockets as soon as I start my vacation.
In CONCLUSION, without exaggerating, from the start if I had a new chain, new sprockets with the Cameleon oiler installed on my bike, I could easy push the use of my chain and sprockets up to 100, 000km and more….
The kit comes with 250ml bottle of oil with a viscosity of 190(SAE) and when reservoir is filled I can do 7, 000km with 50ml of oil.
Again thank you Cameleon oiler for your invention.