Second set of Extras for the Tiger 1050 - Lubetronic (now renamed PDOiler) Chain Oiler,
Skidmarx Hugger, Castrol Chain Wax and Tsubaki chain
In 2007 I fitted a Lubetronic Chain Oiler to the Tiger 1050
together with the optional oil flow control. This product is
now renamed the PDOiler. I fitted a new replacement
2012 see PDOiler Website
I made a carrier from aluminium strip and zip tied it to the
frame, then I zip tied the oiler to the carrier. My main
delivery tube is bent from 3mm copper pipe and sprayed
black. I run the delivery tube inside the front of the
Chainguard, running along the top then out at the rear all
held in place away from the chain with tiny zip ties. By
running the pipe along the top of the swinging arm I can
use my Paddock Stand without fear of crushing the
pipes. I use a Scottoiler tip at the back wheel.
I have since fitted a Skidmarx Hugger and I still use the
same 3mm copper tube run inside the hugger.
My Lubetronic/PD Oiler needs replacing every 4/5 years,
I assume the solenoid packs up.
TIP: To keep your Tiger clean either don't ride it, extend
the chain guard or buy a Hugger.
Hugger from Skidmarx. This fits the Tiger
well, it extends the chain guard and helps
keep the back of the Tiger clean. I run my
chain oiler inside the front part of the
hugger then out and down the swinging
arm using 3mm brass tube joined
together with silicon tubing..
Note new Tsubaki Gold chain
Castrol Chain Lube I have started using this
product and I now disconnect my Lubetronic most
of the time. I used to hate chain lubes because
the grease soon flicked off and the chain ran dry.
This latest Castrol product is so much improved.
The lube is semi transparent, spays on like water
and gets right inside the rollers, then it dries and
sticks like epoxy. I rode 600 miles including a
track day and 2 heavy showers on one application.
I use the chain oiler on longer trips.
How times have changed since I started biking, I
can remember boiling chains in a Filtrate chain
bath every 500 miles which took 2 hours each
weekend and the chain needed adjustment after
every long ride.
At 20,000 my original chain was needing
adjustment after every ride so I fitted a new
Tsubaki X-Ring Gold chain and sprocket kit.
The Triumph OEM item was the best price but I
wanted a Gold chain, I avoid Renthal alloy
sprockets Express. Don't be tempted to buy a
cheap chain from eBay unless you are selling
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