Quick Start Guide

First of all what kit is best for you?

Work through the flow chart to help you decide what kit suits you your bike and the type of riding

you do.

Having chosen your kit you need to install it but before you do just read through the 6 sections below to make sure you get that installation right first time and don't end up damaging your oiler

 

1. Installation Position

Correct Installation position-

The oiler is installed in an UPRIGHT ( +/- 10° of vertical ) position away from heat sources and moving parts like the swing arm which wont hit it even under full suspension compression.

Fig 1.
You should set your Auto in an upright position when the bike is upright but what about when its on the side stand?
The industry standard for a side stand is 11° - 12°. This falls well within the design parameters of the TUTORO Auto - it will happily accommodate this angle without releasing oil when the bike is stationary. But two questions arise - firstly what is 12°? and what if your bike is modified?
The first is easy to address with a quick glance at Fig 1. above, the second is slightly more involved.
Modifications such as extended rear shock absorbers or longer front forks will increase the ground clearance, this mean the bike will have to lean further over in order for the side stand to reach the ground. In turn this means the angle at which the bike rests will also increase. Its not uncommon for this to angle to be 30° or even 35°, this is well out of the acceptable lean angle of the oiler unit, fortunately is easy to address by simply counter leaning the oiler back the other way. In this way its always possible to install the oiler so that it remains oil tight and fully functional regardless of whether the bike is on its centre stand or side stand.

Correct install     Correct install position

 

 

Incorrect installation position (Below)

The oiler is mounted too low and is in danger of being hit by the swing arm when the suspension is compressed

incorrect installation 

 

2. Hose Routing

Correct

The Hose is firmly pushed onto the oiler spigot, immobilised with a cable tie to the oiler mounting bracket then routed first back to the swing arm pivot point before being trained towards the rear sprocket- any movement induced into the hose by the swing arm movement does not affect the hose seal with the oiler. 

 

Incorrect
The Hose is led straight down to the swing arm and fixed to it - this will result in the movement of the swing arm repeatedly tugging the hose eventually compromising the seal between the hose and oiler. An air leak will develop and the hose will leak oil even when the oiler is off.

 

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 3. Never twist the reservoir

The reservoir is held to the valve body with an "O" ring seal, twisting with damage this seal and cause the reservoir to leak- Note there is a blue "Tamper Evident" seal between the black valve body and clear reservoir

 

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4. Take care when lifting the weight for priming

the weight has a maximum travel of 1.5mm. Do not press the weight down or try lifting the weight beyond this as the weight is attached via a rod to the primary valve mechanism, applying excess force to this component could lead to damage of the high precision mechanism.

PLEASE NOTE - all TUTORO Auto's are supplied with a Magnet- simply place this on the cap to prime the oiler- there is no need to touch the internal mechanism at all

 

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 5. Keep away from Heat

The heat from the cylinder head(s) or the exhaust will cause the oil inside the oiler to thin leading to issues with flow control. Additionally long term exposure to high temperatures - constantly heating and then cooling the oiler unit will lead to thermal expansion stresses within the oiler unit and could lead to cracking.

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6. Do not expose the Oiler to Solvents

Repeated exposure to Solvents, Degreasers, Foam Wash, Muck Off etc these can chemically attack the Acrylic reservoir leading to cracking and splitting - wash with mild detergents and rinse with clean immediately. Please don't "Foam Party" the whole bike and go away for an hour or so to "let it soak in"

When you buy a kit you will get several small plastic bags with components in them, keep these as they come in useful

 when you wash your bike with a foam cleaner put it over the Oiler unit .....like this

 

 The consequences of not protecting the unit are clearly seen below....

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 There is a full colour diagrammatic guide to the use and installation of TUTORO Auto oilers included with each unit please familiarise yourself with it before use.

Thanks for reading and Ride Safe

Team TUTORO