On purchase the reservoir had obviously been filled up and the oiler was doing it's job quite nicely. But when I looked at the reservoir placement (see picture) I wondered how the heck I was going to fill it.
|Reservoir tucked well out of the way|
|Lube Tube tucked in under the seat|
Anyway I gave up on it for a while and removed it so I didn't have oil continually leaking everywhere. But earlier this weak I decided to give it a go but with very little oil in the lube tube. On hooking things up I squeezed some oil from the tube into the now empty reservoir and watched to see what happened. After a couple of days riding around there was no leaks but also no lube on the chain - I figured things were a bit blocked up or something - time for some closer inspection.
Yesterday I played around with the oiler, setting it to the flow rate to the prime position and running the bike on the stand. By the time I was due to leave for the CDMTC Toy Run I had got nowhere so turned the flow rate back down and gave the chain a squirt with some chain lube in a can.
But on arrival at Feilding I was pleasantly surprised! There was oil on the chain and even on the wheel - it was going but maybe with a bit too high a flow rate. I adjusted the flow rate again and then rode the roughly 85km of the Toy Tun and this is what the chain looks like now (the white stuff is the spray on chain wax).
|Where the oil meets the chain|
And now to an important question: does the bike need a bath?