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.
We sell 3 TUTORO Auto Kits – Auto Standard Kit, Auto Deluxe Kit and Auto Pro Kit. To make it easier for our customers, we have compiled a table to provide a quick comparison between the different Tutoro kits. For more in-depth details, refer to our detailed Which Kit for our Bike?
Once you decided on your kit, you will need to install it. Before you start installing, do just read through the 6 sections below to make sure you get installation right the first time and don’t end up damaging your oiler.
1. 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 will not hit it even under full suspension compression.
The industry standard for a side stand is 11° – 12°. This angle falls well within the design parameters of the TUTORO Auto. What this means is that it will happily accommodate this angle without releasing oil when the bike is stationary. You can find out more about installation if your bike is modified here.
Correct Installation Position
Incorrect Installation Position
The oiler is mounted too low and is in danger of being hit by the swing arm when the suspension is compressed
2. Hose Routing
The Hose is firmly pushed onto the oiler spigot, immobilized 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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Keep away from Heat
The heat from the cylinder head(s) or the exhaust will cause the oil insid
e 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.
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.
You can put the small plastic bags over the Oiler unit when you wash your bike with a foam cleaner as shown in the picture below.
This is the consequences of not protecting the unit.
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.
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