1. Which products are suitable for my bike? Visit our website
www.scottoiler.com and select your bike ‘Manufacturer’ and ‘Model’. Select the kit
you want and download the installation guide PDF.
2. What oil should I use to refill my Scottoiler? In ambient temperatures between
0 and 20 degrees Celcius we recommend Scottoil Traditional - Blue and in ambient
temperature between 20 and 40 degrees Celcius we recommend Scottoil High Tempera-
ture - Red. Scottoil features a very low tack additive thus not attracting dirt. Scottoiler
cannot guarantee the compatibility of our systems using any other manufacturers oils
as the materials used are tested for compatibilty with Scottoil only.
3. When should I refill my RMV (Reservoir Metering Valve)? If you refill the
oiler before it runs dry you won’t have to prime the dispenser tube. The Reservoir
Metering Valve takes around ten seconds to top up with 50ml of oil which should last
approximately 1500 miles.
4. Can I increase the capacity? Yes, the Magnum High Capacity Reservoir increases
capacity by up to eight times. The HCR is fitted behind the number plate and the
combined increased capacity will give approximately 10,000 miles between refills.
Alternatively, the Lube Tube flexible high capacity reservoir increases combined capac-
ity by up to four times. The Lube Tube can be fitted into any dead space on the bike
and will mean approximately 3000 miles between refills.
5. Will the Scottoiler only oil one side of my chain? No. The oil is fed to the chain
via the sprocket face where it splits over the inner side plates. Some of the oil is
diverted onto the o-rings and the remainder feeds under the roller onto the bushing.
Capillary action will then draw the oil across the chain. For best results load the chain
with oil from the bottle or a rag after cleaning and then apply approx 1 drop per
minute to maintain this film of oil.
6. Will I get oil on my tyre? No, A flow rate of approximately one drop per minute
applied via the sprocket face will provide an oil-film which will not pollute the running
surface of the tyre and will give a dramatic improvement in chain life. In conditions
where high levels of dust, sand or heavy rain are present more oil flow will be neces-
sary to extend chain life.
7. Do Scottoiler offer a fitting service? No. If you have a new bike and are local to
Glasgow give us a call, we might be looking for your bike. If you aren’t confident about
fitting the system, having looked at the model specific installation guide for your bike,
it is recommended to use a local motorcycle dealer experienced in fitting Scottoiler
8. I want to move my Scottoiler onto my new bike, are the spare parts avail-
able separately? Yes, the full range of spare parts, fittings and accessories are
available online at www.scottoiler.com or by telephoning Sales on +44 (0)141 955 1100.
Alternatively, contact your local Scottoiler dealer, who can order the parts on your
How It Works
Engine Sucks Valve Open
Only 3ccs of air moves back and forwards so no engine interference
Flow adjuster knob
finds oil when
RMV is horizontal
How does the Scottoiler work? The Scottoiler vSystem is vacuum oper-
ated. When the motorcycle engine is running vacuum is generated, this lifts
a diaphragm which in turn opens the valve. Whilst open the valve allows oil
to drip feed under gravity down the delivery tube to the chain via the rear
sprocket. There is metering built into the valve to provide adjustment to
control the rate at which oil is dispensed. It is not a pump.
How does this affect the engine? It doesn’t. The Scottoiler’s output is
not affected by engine speed, throttle opening and so on. The vacuum
chamber is a sealed unit and does not affect the running of the bike. Upon
starting the engine the valve will open, this requires 3cc of air to be moved
in order to lift the diaphragm, which stays up until the engine is switched
off. It is not unusual to see the diaphragm pulsating with very low revs,
particularly on singles and twins, don’t confuse this for a pumping action, it
is not a pump.
Head of oil
Oil is dispensed
into chain via
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
1. RMV (Reservoir Metering Valve)
3. Vacuum Tubing (Black)
4. BMW Vacuum Damper Assembly
5. Scottoiler Stickers (x2)
6. Tee connector - 8mm
8. Breather Assembly
9. Spare Nib (x2)
10. RMV Cage
11. Cable Ties (6 assorted)
12. M6 x 50 screw and washer
13. M6 nyloc nut and washer
14. Dispenser Assembly
15. M6 BMW spacer
16. Dispenser Plate small (8mm)
17. Dispenser Plate Clip
18. 250ml Scottoil
19. Filling Tube
20. Spouted Cap
* where highlighted ensure connections are firmly
made, use Scottoil to lightly lubricate if necessary.
Remove section of
tube and insert tee
Remove section from end
Vacuum Tubing Cutting Template
Remove vacuum tube from throttle body
number one, as detailed overleaf.
Place tube on the template below, lining
up the ends with care.
Cut the tube as indicated by the 3 red
lines below, removing the areas shaded.
Insert tee piece, pushing the tubing on
until it can go no further.
Hint: lubricate ends of tube with a little
Re-t vacuum tube to bike, ensuring the
vacuum tubes do not fold at when
re-seating the airbox, and taking care to
ensure the tee piece is clear of the
moving throttle mechanism.