Enter your motorcycle make and model to learn more about how to install a Scottoiler chain oiler system on your bike:

1190 Adventure & 1290 Super Adventure - (2013 >)

 Product Compatibility

  • vSystem + Adapter SA-0178BL
  • xSystem
  • eSystem + Adapter SA-0178BL
  • Lube Tube
  • Scorpion Dual Injector
  • Dual Injector
  • Magnum HCR

 If you have purchased a 2019 eSystem or vSystem the adapter SA-0178BL should be included. Identify your kit contents here.


  1. Go to vSystem Installation
  2. Go to xSystem Installation
  3. Go to eSystem Installation


vSystem Installation

Step 1 - Find a vacuum source

Locate the vacuum – There is a vacuum point on the inlet tract. Remove the screw and replace with the M6 Brass Spigot from the Scottoiler kit, using some RTV Silicon Sealant on the threads to ensure an airtight seal. Then press the Damper Elbow onto the spigot. For further information see our easy step installation guide - Vacuum Connections General

 Note: 6mm spigot used.

 USA models and European models sold from  2017 have vacuum operated EVAP systems. On these models, pull the pipe from the nipple on the inlet and cut the vacuum tube from the cylinder inlet to the EVAP "Purge" valve,  and insert the 6mm tee connector (see below).

 Push the vacuum damper onto the middle leg of the tee connector .......

 ....and reconnect to cylinder.


Step 2 - Find a place for the reservoir 




Step 3 - Mount the dispenser and connect the system




Step 4 - Fill, prime and set up your vSystem

Once fitted, fill and prime the system and set the adjuster knob to ’prime’. Start the engine and turn the adjuster knob until a flow of between 1 and 2 drops per minute is achieved. Check the condition of your chain after a ride, and then adjust as required.  

For best results clean your chain before fitting the Scottoiler using paraffin or similar. Then lightly oil the chain from the bottle using a rag or a brush, this allows the oil from the Scottoiler to reach both sides of the chain. 1 to 2 drops per minute will maintain this film of oil on the chain.





xSystem Installation

General xSystem guide

The xSystem chain oiler is really easy to install and can be mounted on your bike in less than 1 hour. The installation consists of the three simple steps:

  • Find a place for the reservoir
  • Connect the xSystem wiring harness directly to your battery
  • Route the dispenser to your rear sprocket

For an example of the installation see our xSystem Installation guide

If you have our system installed on this specific motorcycle model, we would appreciate if you could send us pictures. With more pictures we can make the Installation even easier for all motorcyclists. Please send us your feedback and photos to technical@scottoiler.com





eSystem Installation

Step 1 - Find a place for the display

The Display Bracket (Part 5) can be rotated through 360° to give 4 mounting options and can also be flipped to provide 4 further options. The bracket can be secured to any M5/M6 bolt e.g. brake or clutch lever, brake cylinder or fairing mountings, in some cases you might need to trim the supplied bolt. It is possible to bend the bracket to shape, do so before fitting the Display Unit, part 1, to prevent damage to the unit. Alternatively, the sticky fasteners (Part 4) can be used to securely fasten the Display Unit to any flat surface e.g. the fork yokes.


Step 2 - Find a space for the reservoir

The reservoir can be mounted on the frame or under the seat. The more vertical the reservoir is mounted the better. Avoid positioning the reservoir completely horizontally, as this will limit the available range. Remember to avoid exhaust and engine components. For further information, see our easy step installation guide – Reservoir Positions.

 Note: KTM vSystem reservoir shown.


Step 3 - Mount dispenser on your rear sprocket 




Step 4 - Connect system to your battery

The eSystem must be wired directly to the battery. Attach the red wire to the +ve terminal and attach the black wire to the -ve terminal.

If you want to learn more about the eSystem Battery Connection and Power Consumption please click here

Step 5 - Fill, prime, and set up your new eSystem

Once fitted, fill the REP and prime the pump. Attach the delivery tubing and prime until the oil reaches the rear sprocket and then install the check valve. Do not install the check valve until the delivery tubing is full.

For further information you can also watch our installation video that shows the setup steps. How to fill and prime my eSystem?

Set the flow rate, using the ’Driving Screen’ on the Display Unit, to 60-70 seconds per drop (s/dp), check the condition of your chain after a ride, and adjust as required.


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