TDM900 : Scottoiler Fitting

Scottoiler Fitting by ET (UK)

First things first

In my description below I will refer to the Scottoiler parts by the same name as Scottoiler, and will give their part numbers, in the hope this will make things easier. I will also refer to Scottoiler as 'SO' (because it saves me typing so much!). Note that I used a "Mk7 Universal Kit" and a "Lube Tube".
Please refer to the Scottoiler fitting manual (PDF file also available on this site) for part numbers and more.

Fitting the SO wasn't difficult, just time consuming, more deciding where to route pipes and which of the provided fittings to use. Once this is settled the actual job was reasonably easy.

Part 1 : Fitting the Reservoir Metering Valve

(image)I decided where to stick the RMV (part 1), and the obvious place on the TDM900 is on the side fairing at the back.

Note that the Filler plug (part 2) and the breather assembly (part 9) is discarded and replaced by parts from the Lube Tube kit - If you are not fitting a lube tube, then things will look slightly different from my pic.

Part 2 : Mounting the reservoir

How was I to mount it ?
I settled on using the Reservoir mounting cradle (part 13), but had to shorten it slightly to allow the RMV to be mounted to allow the flow adjustment knob to be in reach and physically able to move without snagging anything.

(image)Look closely at his picture and see that I have chopped off a corner and the end of the cradle to make it fit.

I also squared off the sloping other end to allow the flow adjuster to move easily.

Important : I did not fix it into position until AFTER I'd fitted all the pipes etc. It was a lot easier to cable tie it after I'd fitted everything.

Part 3 : Fitting the vacuum tube

Next thing was the vacuum tube. This was really easy as I didn't need to use any of the fittings supplied. I fitted the Vacuum tubing (part 3) to the Vacuum Damper Assembly (part 4). Then, looking on the Left side of the engine by the intake and there was a blanked off pipe with a rubber cover held on with a small metal clip. I removed this and plugged the Vacuum Damper Assembly (part 4) straight on, without using any of the other fittings provided. See pic.

(image)Blanked pipe before doing anything to it...
(picture by Scottoiler)

(image)...remove the cap...
(picture by Scottoiler)

(image) the vacuum pipe.

Part 4 : Routing the vacuum tube

I routed the vacuum pipe up behind the frame, past the battery, up the inside of the rear fairing and then fitted to the RMV, as described by SO.

Part 5 : Fitting the delivery tube

Next was the Delivery tube: Working back from the Dispenser Assembly (part 18), I decided to mount this on the underside of the swing arm using Dispenser Mounting Sleeving (part 15). The Sleeving was mounted using industrial grade foam double sided sticky tape (which was later reinforced with a silver cable tie) see pic.

(image)Worth fitting the Delivery tubing (part 16) to the Dispenser Assembly (part 18) before mounting it on the swing arm.

Part 6 : Routing the delivery pipe

Routing the delivery pipe back to the RMV I took the following route :

(image)• a. Along the bottom edge of the swing arm, until reaching the black plastic (Yamaha) chain guard clip.
• b. Then vertically up the outside edge of swing arm, continuing along the top edge of the swing arm.
• c Once reaching the frame I ran up the back edge of the frame (which leaves the pipe on show for visual checking), and then tucking inside the frame and coming out near the battery compartment.
• d. Then back along the same route as the vacuum tube (see 4 above), finally reaching the RMV.

Part 7 : Fitting the lube tube

I left enough slack to allow me to have the RMV away from its mounting point to fill up inspect and other wise tinker with if I need to in the future.

Now because I fitted a Lube Tube (additional Oil reservoir), my next step was to stick that somewhere (if I had been fitting only the Mk7 kit, I would only need to use a couple of cable ties to hold the RMV unit tot he cradle and the bike frame, and that would be that!).

(image)I decided that the Lube Tube could go on the opposite side of the fairing, with a pipe running across where the tool kit normally sits (but I actually have a Meta Alarm fitted there) see pic.

I fitted the Two mounting Sleeve pieces (one either end of the Lube Tube).
I left the breather end to dangle inside the fairing, and once I filled the tube, used a cable tie to hold the mounting sleeve and lube Tube to the frame.
My intention is when the Lube Tube needs refilling I will cut the tie and replace (a small cost every few thousand miles).

This explains how I fitted my Scottoiler - If you decide to fit one, it is up to you how you do it...and your responsibility, for that reason you should follow the instructions provided by Scottoiler only.

Scottoiler can be contacted on
Phone : +44 (0)141 955 1100
Email :

They were incredibly helpful to me, and I'm sure they would be pleased to answer any of your questions no matter how trivial.

2 - ScottOiler fitting by fredelbresel (NZ)

The Scottoiler takes care of the chain and sprocket lubrication.
To my surprise the oiler uses next to no oil but the chain looks always happy.
I check the RMV every 1,000 k's or so !
The RMV is located inside the RHS fairing.
Routing the hose down to the swing arm.
How to fit the dispenser tip.

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