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Red face Tutoro Chain Oiler installation on Versys 650 2015+

So, I got tired of serving the chain pretty fast, and wanted a way out

Of all the options, Tutoro seemed to me the best one, because:
1. Price. 100+-10 sounds way more reasonable, than any other option.
2. No tampering with vacuum and/or electric systems. I've had a "pleasant" experience of restoring functions to Isuzu trucks vacuum systems after "installations", so I didn't want to mess with that.
3. Good reviews from heavy-duty usage. I'm crazy and I ride in forests + sands too. So, heavy duty at it's finest

Installation was pretty simple, once I decided on routing, and all went pretty fast and smooth. The only thing I'm gonna change is angle of the nozzle - has to be slightly more vertical, as now it mainly drips onto side of the link, whereas I want it to drip onto center rather.

So, here are my installation pics, I hope that helps whenever you'd want it too

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j45jhsy95a...o%201.JPG?dl=0
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Ive been considering doing this as well. Thanks for the great pictures.
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Does it actually get on the chain from that distance?
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That reminds me i need to buy some chain lube....

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That reminds me i need to buy some chain lube....

Oh, you must mean Fast Eddie WD-40.
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So, I got tired of serving the chain pretty fast, and wanted a way out
Same here!

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Installation was pretty simple, once I decided on routing, and all went pretty fast and smooth. The only thing I'm gonna change is angle of the nozzle - has to be slightly more vertical, as now it mainly drips onto side of the link, whereas I want it to drip onto center rather.
I really like the way you routed the oil tube just behind the front sprocket. It's a clean setup.

I might change the routing of the oil tube on my Cameleon chain oiler and bring it to the front (similar to what you did).

Thank you!

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Does it actually get on the chain from that distance?
It actually does and pretty well. Distance is misleading - the suspension is completely unloaded, that can be seen by the chain laying on the top "fin" of the aligner. When I put my 100kg onto the bike, it gets closer to chain, and I assured, that when the suspension is completely compressed, the nozzle wouldn't touch the chain.
So, you can get it somewhat closer, but not a great deal, and air flow in the chamber actually sucks dripping oil onto the chain. The most important, I found, is actual nozzle orientation.

I also did a "clean" test today: washed the bike squeaky clean (and wiped the chain off any remainder of whatever was on it), then rode ~10km with two turns of Tutoro drip bolt (normally, when there's no rain, I ride with .75 turns). Chain got a LOT of oil very fast, nothing else did.

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Same here!



I really like the way you routed the oil tube just behind the front sprocket. It's a clean setup.

I might change the routing of the oil tube on my Cameleon chain oiler and bring it to the front (similar to what you did).

Thank you!
You are very welcome

We have a nice cool raise near the pivot on the swingarm (presumably for a bearing?), which keeps the oil hose out of the harm's way (almost impossible to take picture of, though). I suggest to use it when you would re-route). Good luck!

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It actually does and pretty well. Distance is misleading - the suspension is completely unloaded, that can be seen by the chain laying on the top "fin" of the aligner. When I put my 100kg onto the bike, it gets closer to chain, and I assured, that when the suspension is completely compressed, the nozzle wouldn't touch the chain.
So, you can get it somewhat closer, but not a great deal, and air flow in the chamber actually sucks dripping oil onto the chain. The most important, I found, is actual nozzle orientation.

I also did a "clean" test today: washed the bike squeaky clean (and wiped the chain off any remainder of whatever was on it), then rode ~10km with two turns of Tutoro drip bolt (normally, when there's no rain, I ride with .75 turns). Chain got a LOT of oil very fast, nothing else did.



You are very welcome

We have a nice cool raise near the pivot on the swingarm (presumably for a bearing?), which keeps the oil hose out of the harm's way (almost impossible to take picture of, though). I suggest to use it when you would re-route). Good luck!



...and some rags...and some new swear words...
How far (approximate) is the chain oiler nozzle from the chain (with your bike on sidestand)?

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Ah, my apologies to you. Don't tell anyone, but I use it too!

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How far (approximate) is the chain oiler nozzle from the chain (with your bike on sidestand)?

Thank you!
Will try to measure today and update the topic. Also, maybe I will readjust the position of that to be a bit more vertical
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Does it oil your back wheel and tire too??????????

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Does it oil your back wheel and tire too??????????
I have the Cameleon chain oiler (not the Tutoro) and can tell you that no oil gets to the back tire, rim, fender or hugger on my bike. No oil splash was a MUST for me.

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