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Old 12-08-2016, 11:44 PM
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After engine break-in (2 Tanks) most run 32-1
I have one china girl with over 4K miles. Have done 3 tri state runs with it(Ma, NH,Maine). That one engine I run a bit more oil due to high milage. That bike also has a sidecar.
My other builds are strictly 32-1
what are using for lube on the crank and clutch gear ?
i brushed on some of that honda moly paste i learned about from my BMW morocycle days.

love to see some pics of that sidecar rig
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:23 PM
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Anything greasy and sticky seems to work well.
Any EP2, Lucas Red"N"Tacky, BelRay waterproof all work well.
More important to put a little bit on more often than what you use.
Too much flings about and risks contaminating the clutch.
One match-head size dollop spread around the big gear every tank or two.
The gears will be noisy at first and quiet with time and miles.

These are not nickle/silicon cylinders. The chrome is quite soft and fragile.
I found my cylinder scratched up badly due to the poor original air filter.

The 50:1 synthetic oil mix I was using didn't help much.
I switched to 32:1 to find it sealed the damaged cylinder better.
With a new cylinder I have switched to Maxima 927 castor oil and found great results.
No scratching at all in the cylinder and the hone pattern is still there miles later.
It seals better at 24:1 but still works very well even at 32:1.

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Old 12-09-2016, 12:39 PM
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thanks for the info. i just brushed on a small amount of that honda moly paste with a artist type paintbrush, it's sticky and loooong lasting.
i have an old K&N filter re charge kit i sprayed the original foam filter with to make it effective.
i used castor oil in all my control line airplanes yrs ago. messy , gummy , gooey but very effective. saved many a 2 stroke engine on a lean run. put a drop of regular oil in a hot frying pan. it just evaporates and turns to smoke. put a drop of castor oil in that same frying pan. it just gets gooey and better !! the open valve train on the early airplanes with open cockpits used castor based oils. if a pilot open his mouth he was in BIG trouble ! castor oil is a laxative... a lot of the modern synthetic oils today mimic the oil of yesterday's castor bean. good stuff !!
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