There's no real hassle fitting a tutoro, except maybe getting the delivery tube to line up as you want it and stay in position.Saw one fitted to an 1190 a few years ago and was going to fit one to mine, got as far as ordering as I wanted one for an upcoming tour and they had no stock and could not deliver for a few weeks, so went without and then never got around to it.
I then realized I had not fitted a new chain to a bike since 2001, sold my 1190 with 20k on the clock and it was still fine, made me re-consider if I really need one and all the aggro that comes with them, the only time I find them useful is touring in the rain when any lube is rapidly stripped from the chain, otherwise it is easy enough to oil it manually every 2-3 days on tour and now and again at home.
Had one of the very first TUTORO models back in 2008 on a ZZR1400, only bike I ever fitted an oiler to, but back then they were £20! At close to £100 now I kind of think that goes along way to a new chain if I ever wear one out before changing bikes - and with 4 bikes in the household fitting oilers to them all would be an expensive exercise.
That's a good idea, could mount it in thumbs reach. Try EP90.I make them and have installed one on all my bikes. I just use a primer bulb and give it 2 or 3 presses if it looks like it needs it.
It's mainly used when touring as I tend to look after the chain when casually riding as I like the chain to look clean so it gets cleaned & oiled often. Rear wheels gets a wipe with WD40 to deal with oil fling every few rides too.
Yeh, initially I did plan to make the bulbs bar mounted but then realised that would mean running oil pipe further and also it might make the bar area look busy/messy.That's a good idea, could mount it in thumbs reach. Try EP90.
I was thinking, two thin brass pipes soldiered into one and the bulb attached to side of frame, primer bulb can be any orientation, and feeding just above front sprocket. Yep gear oil smells, but on an old none x/o ring chain, thoroughly oiled every morning I got 20K miles. My leathers were covered but I didn't care.Yeh, initially I did plan to make the bulbs bar mounted but then realised that would mean running oil pipe further and also it might make the bar area look busy/messy.
Then once I'd used them a little I realised that the best time to apply it was when you are going to be riding slowly for a minute or so. This means that using when you first get on the bike, or have just filling the tank is a pretty good time to do it, so being able to reach it whilst riding isn't really needed. On my SD the oil pipe delivers to the side of the front sprocket so isn't as speed sensitive but on my 1190 it just drips on to the chain from above (near the front sprocket) so the faster you are going the more change it'll be blown away or just flung off as it hits the chain.
You could just run the delivery tube to the rear sprocket but I like the oiler to be as hidden as possible and I don't like seeing an oil hose cable tied to the swing arm.
If I ever run out of clean but old unused engine oil (and have to buy some for this task) then I might try some EP90, but TBH I can't stand the smell of gearbox oil, the garage stank of the stuff when I used it so I've not done it since.