Happy New Year to one and all,and a trouble free Scotting for 2013. It seems to me on studying many of the posts on the forum,and in Yowl,that when a Scott decides its going to own you , you automatically and without choice, take on the role of some kind of developement engineer ! Our own 59/60 model inherited from my late brother in Australia,is now in a condition to finally launch upon the unsuspecting french public. I fear,though that my troubles may only just be starting (and theirs, it used to be quiet around here). Never mind, as they say ‘No pain,no gain’. On the subject of chain oilers,has anyone used one of the little plastic ones called Tutoro (or similar) Seems a good way of conserving your precious Silkolene Super 2,as you can fill ’em with anything ? (I may try chainsaw oil) They cost about £20. I’ve made one from an alloy tent pole (stop laughing,you lot) and using the original ‘drip regulator’. Have also replaced the contact breaker and condensor with a hall effect trigger,firing 2 x 6 volt coils at the same time (its on 12volts now). Updates to follow,happy ones I hope. Anyone used Millers CM2T oil ? Considerably cheaper than the Fuchs/Silko stuff. What sort of oil consumption should I expect with a Silk pump fitted ? Ours is the one with the rad header tank on back to front and with the filler cap cap on the left and angled forwards,it contains about 2.2 litres. The rad though has a conventional core ,not honeycomb,so am I right in thinking it will have less capacity than the H-C type. Sorry to bombard you with so many questions.
Happy Scotting Andy (south-west France)
Hello Andy i use Sthl chain oil ( not to be confused with Sthl premix eng oil ) on my chains it does it for me and cleans off the bike ok. Regards D F.
Thanks for that DF. Gallons of stuff over here as most folk have wood-burning stoves. You can pick it up for 5€ a gallon ! (not the Stihl as you pay a little more for brands)
Sorry, can’t help with your questions though I’m sure others will.
I have a question for you – what’s been done to the bottom end of the Dowty fork legs?
Looks to me like a modern seal has been fitted into that sleeve. If so I would be
interested in details.
Regarding your comment about owners turning into would-be development engineers – definitely
is the case for quite a few I’d say, myself included. The object must be to eliminate “perceived
failings” of the original designs to make them more satisfactory to ride. Whether that desire is
always fulfilled is obviously debatable!
Other owners take a more relaxed view – the machines are what they are, and can best be appreciated
at that level. “Alfred knew best” was the maxim of some early devotees. They may be much happier
as a result!
Hi Mike. I have up till now never ridden a Scott myself,as this one is not quite ready for the road yet. I was often pillion on this very bike when my brother lived in the uk,pre 1970 though. I’m getting itchy feet now !! As for the forks, when we shipped it from Australia,there was some damage to the packing case. The hole was about the size of a fork-truck blade. There was a box shaped gap inside the case and this must have contained the fork seal holders. They are Aerco sprung forks by the way. I tried in vain to find the required parts,but in the end bought a chinese mini ‘wonder lathe’ and made my own seal holders from aluminium bar. They work reasonably well, but as I never knew how good the originals were I have nothing to compare with. Mk 2 design entails removing them, and machining another ‘o-ring’ groove inside the lower portion as a back up. Any-one out there found a source of steering head bearings for the swinging arm frame.? I know Doug in the States used BMW R60S items in adapters,but has anyone found a DIRECT replacement? The Dnepr/Ural/Chang/Jiang ball headraces can be had off ebay for around £12.50 (post included !)for top and bottom sets (2 x complete bearings) from the Ukraine.Arbelet motors Ukraine,ebay number 160917759517. They still need adapters for the inner races,and I would think that they are not Timken quality, but…… !!