Thread: Hills are evil!
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:07 AM
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Default Re: Hills are evil!

Originally Posted by jtgolden View Post
What about going down a hill is it best to put it in nuetral is seems that if i down the motor sounds like it wants to explode.
Figured I'd mention that while engine compression braking (using the engine to slow w/no throttle) a two stroke, it's not receiving any fuel/oil mix - thus no lubrication @ high RPM...

Obv this can be bad lol

Still, engine compression braking can be handy (long hills/slick roads) - my solution is to limit the duration of engine compression braking and/or periodically clutching & revving a lil to flush the motor with some fuel/oil.

Works fer me
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