My regular version began to leak via one of the seals within a few months. Evidently this is a common issue as the mfg's web site has some suggestions on how to effect repairs for this. Hey ScottOiler, why not fix the design?
It also had a tendancy to drip oil for several minutes after shutting the bike off, not a good thing for my garage floor.
As if that wasn't enough on a ride to Deadhorse, AK the nozzel either vibrated off or broke off, who knows?
Since I've already spent the bucks I'm going to see if I can build a sturdier unit before heading out again; having to shell out 40 bucks for a factory twin-tip doesn't appeal much to me.
BTW, one of my buds uses a Loob-Man manual oiler and it seems to do the trick for about the same money as a dual replacement tip. Go figure. Bottom line, I don't think I'd buy another ScottOiler. (Posted on 2/14/11)
i have used Scotoilers on a couple of bikes over 6 years i have used them through out Britsh winters and summers not there is much differnce really - they are as good as the claims. Oils your chain makes it last seemingly for ever and once you have fitted all you have to do is top up the oil occasionaly - spot on. (Posted on 10/2/09)
Note to those that experience a leaking RMV: The brass spigot on the bottom of the unit can work loose and create a leak. It's a simple matter of retightening the fitting to fix it. This happened on 1 of my Scottoilers and that belonging to a friend. Once tightened, neither leaked again. (Posted on 5/26/09)