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Old 01-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #11
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My experience is consistent with Sachi's
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:03 PM   #12
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It was pretty comical, my ol ladies left leg and butt, the back of my bike and the front of his bike were covered in hot 60 wt. Valvoline, I stayed nice and clean more or less
Priceless. And yes, PooBoy, they did install the dribble device back in those days to lube the chain. It was crude, dirty, and environmentally unfriendly, but effective.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:39 PM   #13
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Priceless. And yes, PooBoy, they did install the dribble device back in those days to lube the chain. It was crude, dirty, and environmentally unfriendly, but effective.

Yup, I used it on the chain on my bagger like you're supposed to and it worked pretty good.

With the stock H.D. aluminum primaries you had a supply line that dripped oil on the primary chain and a return line at the bottom that used engine vacuum to return the oil to the oil tank. On a rigid frame bike or one with a hand shift then you used '40's era "tin" primarys that used a constant loss oiler for the primary chain, that's why Harleys were said to mark their spot, they were supposed to leak. When you built a bike you just ran a belt primary or ran the rear chain oiler into the primary and aimed it at the chain. made them last a little longer that way.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:44 PM   #14
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LD riders with chain drive bikes like products like the Loobman or Scott Oiler, which dribble small amounts of oil on the chain as the bike runs. The Scott Oiler is more expensive but more precise and less messy. For long runs (anything over 750 miles) it can be a nice time-saver.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:03 PM   #15
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LD riders with chain drive bikes like products like the Loobman or Scott Oiler, which dribble small amounts of oil on the chain as the bike runs. The Scott Oiler is more expensive but more precise and less messy. For long runs (anything over 750 miles) it can be a nice time-saver.
Did you get your oiler on yet?
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No -- it will be one of the last things I add. I have talked to a lot of other LD riders who swear by the Scott Oiler though, so that will be what I get later in the spring.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #17
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I thought the "oiler" was someone who worked on the trains when they were powered by steam.
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