This, I know.People routinely run gear oil in the hot months but it is still a messy pigsty of shit.....
All of it will fling, science !!! no getting around centrifugal forces and fling....... if you could put something on that would not fling it also would not flow out the oiler or a can of aerosol spray lube
My question is what is the absolute lowest rate of application a scot oiling system can be set to, above zero. I’d bet a drop of oil on the chain every 30 minutes would likely be a good number when touring. No two drops are going to hit the same spot on the chain. Just a matter of wetting each link at least once in a month or more, imho.
Barring really shitty conditions like the ALCAN highway or some such. Thousands of miles of gravel roads or off road conditions need more chain support. Constant rain/winter conditions, too.
the trade off between chain life and fling seems like it should be an option to go to far less oil applied….