The Canadian-made automatic Cameleon Chain Oiler has been updated to a PLUS version.
Oiling your chain is messy, it’s a nuisance having to carry chain lube with you and it’s something easily forgotten after a long ride when your chain is hot and best suited to oiling.
But the electric-powered Chameleon Chain Oiler Plus (about $A280) takes away the mess and automatically keeps your chain clean and lubricated so you don’t have to think about it.
We tested the Cameleon Chain Oiler One (about $A200) and found it a great way to do long tours without having to worry about frequent chain maintenance.
One of the problems with the previous Chameleon Chain Oiler One was the oil didn’t have the same viscosity in changing temperatures.
The PLUS version constantly corrects the flow to keep your chain at optimum lubrication no matter how hot or cold it gets.
The result is the cleanest oiler on the market.
The oiler also now has a separate setting for rain.
Now all models also have a fast connector.
These systems will save you money by lengthening the life of your chain by up to four times and avoiding leaving you stranded with a seized link or broken chain.
The oiler basically consists of a reservoir containing enough oil to last for 6000km, an electronic pumping system and a tube to gravity feed oil on to your chain.
It takes less than an hour to install and the only visible part is the clear tube running down on to the chain guard. The rest fits neatly underneath your seat.
The only maintenance is to fill up the reservoir tube with Cameleon Chain Oil every time you do an engine oil change.