Lol, Ive heard of this. Does it actually work the way its supposed to? I just lube the chain every 500 miles, since its got a centerstand, its wicked easy.idk, maybe I'm not as green as some of u guys. I just pulled the plug on mine and routed another hose over to the chain. my own oiler!
Craig,Look at the picture above. Would you run dirty black oil on your chain? I would think that a) there's very little oil actually getting on the chain so you still have to lube and clean it, and b) you'd be adding more dirt than oil which would shorten chain life. I'm on my 3rd set of chain and sprockets. Expensive enough as is without something shortening the lifespan.
What I would be worried about is the fact that the oil would be dripping on the outside of the chain. It would probably be swung off right away! This isn't the thickest oil available.Craig,
I'm with you as far as the quantity of oil it would drip onto the chain is concerned, but the quality of the oil is another matter.
Yes the oil is black, but any blackness must be due to suspended carbon and soot.
If you think about where the old oil has come from, then there is very little chance of any grit getting into the catch bottle.