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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Self chain oiler

Hey does any one know if I can turn off the self chain oiler on a 81 shovelhead I just get tired of the oil spray thanks for any helper

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 03:43 PM
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There's a small screw on the oil pump. turn it in. It feeds the rubber hose that takes oil to the chain.

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Hey Dave I found the screw you are talking about it seems the rear chain oiler has been caped off is there an adjustment for the primary chain oiler or is this something I shouldn't touch



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One fitting is for the primary, and the other for the secondary chain. The secondery chain lube screw is on the oil pump. Your manual will clearly show which is which.

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Thanks Dave for your help again


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One more question is it ok to adjust the primary chain oiler down


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I don't think there's an adjustment for the primary oiler . If you're still running the dry primary setup the primary is vacuum sealed and the pump evacuates the excess oil from the primary back to the tank . If that's not happening then I would suspect the primary has lost it's seal and to much oil is accumulating in it .

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Okay I'm wrong about the primary adjust screw , should be turned out about one and a half turns from seated . Found that at the S&S website .
I don't deal with chain oilers on shovels , I turn the rear chain off and I run the primary wet and block the oiler off .

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Ok looking into this a little more I have a 1/4 hose coming from the oil pump for the primary chain oiler I guess it's a 3/8 hose coming from the oil pump that vents to the oil tank and primary case if I cap off the 1/4 hose hose to the primary chain oiler will this help my oil spray coming off my chain or will this hurt something thanks for all your help guys


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Ok looking into this a little more I have a 1/4 hose coming from the oil pump for the primary chain oiler I guess it's a 3/8 hose coming from the oil pump that vents to the oil tank and primary case if I cap off the 1/4 hose hose to the primary chain oiler will this help my oil spray coming off my chain or will this hurt something thanks for all your help guys


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I wouldn't cap the primary oiler off , the front chain needs lubrication or it'll break down . If the primary is sealed up correctly no oil can get to the rear chain .

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