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    BTSV Primary Oiler

    I am sure this has been discussed before but failed to find a thread in the search. I need to know if the primary chain oiler can be plugged on the case and if so, what is the best way. It is blowing oil onto my belt and w/the cam cover having a breather in the bottom, I was thinking it may not require the oiler tube as additional breathing. Seadub

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    Re: BTSV Primary Oiler

    It cant be plugged but it can be remodeled so it vents outside the primary case and extended back a bit to oil the rear chain. If you dont want to remodel yours, Carl's Cycle sells one already to go.

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    Re: BTSV Primary Oiler

    The chain oiler tube on a BTSV is NOT a breather. It can be plugged off altogether. Yank the tube (it is press fit) and plug the case, which can be tapped and a set screw installed in it. The breathing is through the cam cover.
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    Re: BTSV Primary Oiler

    I guess I should myob. Learned something new again today.

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    Re: BTSV Primary Oiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    The chain oiler tube on a BTSV is NOT a breather. It can be plugged off altogether. Yank the tube (it is press fit) and plug the case, which can be tapped and a set screw installed in it. The breathing is through the cam cover.
    I thought I had read this before and as a BTSV guy, should have known. This is good news and as I had thought. Is there another way to plug it w/out tapping the hole? As always, much appreciated. Seadub

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    The tube can be replaced by copper plumbing or steel brake line or round bar. The tube can be pinched or soldered, the round bar is already a plug.

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    Re: BTSV Primary Oiler

    I helped a buddy plug one off back in the 70's when he went with a belt drive primary. Then several years later he wrecked it & sold it to another buddy, & I helped him put it back to the stock set up. It can be done, & undone. It was a 1942 BTSV.
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