In the instructions, it mentioned that you should set your Auto in an upright position when the bike is upright. One of the questions we usually get is: What happens if your bike is on the side stand? At which angle should you install your Tutoro Auto?
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.
- How do you measure 12°?
- What if your bike is modified?
The first question is easy to address with a quick glance at the image below. The diagram below will help you determine how to measure 12°.
For the 2nd question, it depends on modifications done. Modifications such as extended rear shock absorbers or longer front forks will increase the ground clearance. The bike will have to lean further over in order for the side stand to reach the ground. In turn, the angle at which the bike rests will also increase. Its not uncommon for this to angle to be 30° or even 35°. However, this is out of the acceptable lean angle of the oiler unit. Fortunately, it is easy to address the issue 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.