Contest - tell us why you need a Scottoiler...and win one!

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Contest - tell us why you need a Scottoiler...and win one!

#1 Unread post by dr_bar »

Well, if anyone followed the photo contest for the Scottoiler, I was the lucky winner...

So now I have a Scottoiler and no bike to put it on. It's the Original V-System oiler, and without a chain on my bike, it's pretty mush useless to me.
So instead of selling it, I'm going to put it back into play.

So what I'm thinking is this;

That the person that can write the best reason why his/her bike should be the new home of this wonderful piece of equipment, I'll ship it to that person.
Some of the things I'll like to know are;
  • [1] What make and model your bike is.
    [2] How you use it, road/offroad.
    [3] Anything else you may want to let us know about you and your bike.
I'm going to ask for a bit of help from the boss in judging these replies.

For those of you that aren't sure what a Scottoiler is, it's an automatic chain oiler for a motorcycle.
You can see if it fits your bike by checking out the fitment on the following link...

http://www.scottoiler.com/us/Kits.html


Only rules to this are;
  • [1] This must be for your bike and not for resale.
    [2] We all get to see pics of the install.
    [3] Totalmotorcycle (Mike) gets a big thank you for getting this prize into the loop...
    [4] Contest closes April 15th 2011.
So post away and may the best woman/man win...
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1.) I have a 2006 Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom.
2.) In 2006 I lost the use of my right arm from extensive nerve damage received from a car accident. It put a damper on my life as I lagged at work, couldn't indulge in any of my hobbies or pass times and could barely function due to the intense pain. and as time went on I got more and more depressed. In January 2006 my doctors told me I'd never use my right arm/hand again and recommended a therapist to help me make that mental transition. I'm not a touchy feeling guy so I went another way.

After seeing so many signatures stating how motorcycles make the best therapy, I decided to go against convention. So in mid January 2007 I walked my one armed self into a Motorcycle Dealership and bought a left over V-strom. I trucked it home, and built custom controls so I could ride it one handed i.e. thumb throttle and relocating the front brake system to the left side. A year later, I regained the use of my right arm and the bike went back to normal.

Since buying it the V-strom and I have plenty of miles both on and off road. Some of the more memorable trips.
-Riding from Washington DC to Jackson Mississippi spending 95% of the time in national parks.
-Riding the TransAmerican Trail
-Come back from California to DC doing the Iron butt 50 hour coast to coast ride
-Numerous Iron Butt rides
-Teaching the BRC, ERC, MSRC, ARC, and various track days from the Strom
-Trail riding to avoid traffic... maybe semi illegally ;)
-Patriot Guard Rides
-Rolling Thunder 3x
-Riding in as Santa Clause as part of a Parade in Fairfax.

In other words, my chain goes through a lot of oil. I've actually had to bury 3 of them and I want number 4 to last as long as possible. It's gold plated and pretty.

3.) My V-strom and I have been through over 100,000 safe street miles. In that time she's been on her side very few times.
-First few days riding one hand I couldn't hold her up when my neighbor slipped on the ice and fell into me. Broken turn signal, but otherwise I took the brunt of the damage.
-The TransAmerican trail had two low speed tumbles when I tried to build jumps over obstacles that farmers put in my way. The V-strom came through without a scratch.
-Got blown over at a Total Control class.... I know, the irony is not lost.
-Recently she was backed over after my neighbor's contractor managed to crush the Vulcan 500 that served as a blocker. After doing 3200 of damage to the V-strom, she was luckily not totalled and my best friend will be back to me on February 24th with some new shiny pieces.

I love my bike. It loves me. It loves Scottoilers more. I also have a HD digital camera I can use to document the install.
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#3 Unread post by sunshine229 »

Awesome idea Dr_Bar, and very noble of you indeed!

Unfortunately I am out of the running since I think you all would question if I was the lucky winner... ;)

Storysunfolding - great story!!! Anyone else?
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My two current bikes are belt and shaft driven, I'm out of it.
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I guess stories is the only one who'd like it. My bike came with an oiler as standard equipment...
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#6 Unread post by storysunfolding »

The forum is typically slow in the Winter. While my posting is obviously amazing, I'm sure someone else will try in a few weeks or so.


Of course here's hoping they don't ;)
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I hope someone else will rise to the challenge. Not that the current entry isn't worthy, I'd just like the hardship of making it a tough choice...

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Thought I'd bump and maybe get another entry...
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Hmmm, this contest is rapidly turning into a non-contest...
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I should have let others join in before I threw out my amazing story
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jeez...doc....storysunfolding deserves the second hand prize. :mrgreen:
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Looks like we ALMOST have a winner...

22 more days if you think you deserve it more than storysunfolding. 15th of April is coming soon, and I will be putting it in
the post shortly there after. If you think you can win, get your story in...
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So, I don't think I've ever been involved with judging such a tough contest...

After almost two months of amazing entry, I have to finally come to a decision as to who won.

Drum roll please.......................

AH H3LL, storysunfolding, PM me with a mailing address and I'll post it right away... :laughing: :kicking: :laughing: :kicking: :laughing: :kicking:
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#14 Unread post by storysunfolding »

Nice!

Today I get a scott oiler. Tomorrow I fly to South Africa and on Tuesday I get married!

Thank you all for your support in helping me win this contest.
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#15 Unread post by dr_bar »

If you're leaving the country, would you like me to hold off on mailing this, or is their someone to receive it for you...???
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If you were to wait a few days, that would be nice. However, I have a neighbor that is picking up packages for me in case something hits the door before I do.
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#17 Unread post by Wrider »

I'll throw my hat in the ring. I want it just because it gives Story some contest!
Now since I don't even own a bike (Bandit is frame-damaged), I think at least I could start building from the ground up! haha
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#18 Unread post by blues2cruise »

Congrats to story's for winning, for the big trip and on your marriage. :D
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Congratulations!! I'm sure many will say "Oh man, I wish I entered the contest!"
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totalmotorcycle wrote:Congratulations!! I'm sure many will say "Oh man, I wish I entered the contest!"
I almost needed help deciding the winner.... LOL
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