Re: waiting on my first engine
You can use whatever oil you want.
Synthetic smokes less.
Dino oil is very good for example Penzoil ashless for small aircooled motors.
Castor leaves a film on the metal that protects but fouls the rings.
A 20 %Castor 80 % synthetic mix like klotz or maxima are what I use.
Do not use outboard oil.
Do use aircooled oil.
For break in most use a 20 % oil to 80 % regular gasoline mix.
A seven mile commute is for me a fraction of what I cover daily.
You will break down.
Flats are common, as are problems with the chain ,idler pulley, carb, fuel tank.
These engines vary in quality a gebe rack mount with a 35 cc subaru is very reliable but priced about $600.00
A frame mount Happy time is about $150.00 to $300.00
Depending on the quality of the kit.
Look to the left for motorized bicycle kits.
Last edited by spad4me; 06-09-2008 at 11:21 PM.