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Old 06-05-2010, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: My first power assit project

Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the hobby. I would make one suggestion and that would be to get away from the 16:1 oil mix and move to at least 24:1. The 16:1 is a bit oil rich for most of these engines and can cause poor running and premature spark plug fowling. Use a good grade of two stoke oil and after two or three gallons running, change to a 32:1 mix. Keep an eye on spark plug color and shoot for a chocolate brown color. Also watch the chain tensioner bracket. Many have had the misfortune of it coming loose and rotating into the rear spokes. Much has been written here about the tensioner issue. Read before you ride. Congratulations and let us know if you have any problems or further questions.
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