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Old 02-20-2013, 08:45 AM
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I am surprised with the lack of comment for or against. Me personally I don't like it dueto the amount of carbon build up from burning motor oil. 2-stroke oil has been designed to mix with petrol (Gasoline) and burn in a conbustion chamber. A fair amount of carbon is produced which is why an exhaust pipe get blocked up. I personally won't do it.
I actually got that idea from a guy in town that does that...hes had the same motor for 6 years and has not had issues at all...my riding buddy uses 10w-40 instead of 2smoke oil and has 3974 miles as of yesterday on his china girl...you can do whatever you want...its your bike...as for the exhaust blocking up, I've had no issues...but I constantly make sure my parts are operational...removing and cleaning parts constantly...especially my chain and air filter...failure to do that may cause blockage...
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:14 AM
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Run on 100:1 Amsoil for over 10,000 miles, retired shortly after this pic not due to engine failure, but because all of the bicycle's components needed replacing & it was cheaper to simply buy a new bike;



I suspect w/these motors anyway, the type & amount of oil used has less to do with longevity then simply luck of the draw, the random quality control or lack thereof as the case may be...

Run what you wish *shrug*
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:53 PM
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As for me, after every 15-20 rides, I remove the spark plug and dump 2 ounces of motor oil into the engine...
shes gonna smoke like a tire fire but you will be well lubed...
You pour regular 4-stroke Motor oil like 30W into your 2-stroke engine to lube it?

Sorry wicked but there is a difference between 2-stroke oil and 4-stroke oil, gas dissolves and burns regular oil and why there is such a thing as 2-stroke oil.

I can see how a couple ounces of 2-stroke oil can't hurt if you work it around pedaling around with no plug in to lube the low end up a bit but otherwise just a proper gas/oil mix works just dandy on it's own.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:31 PM
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Any extra oil poured in is washed out seconds after starting by the gas/oil mix anyway. 2 stroke or 4 stroke, makes no difference.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:13 PM
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Run the bike on a very slightly lean air:fuel ratio, because otherwise you'll have plumes of smoke.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:28 PM
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Plug chops are the best way to figure that out IMO. Tuned right it will not be bad . Tuned too lean and the motor will burn up?

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread...ewpost&t=24873
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:44 PM
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Any extra oil poured in is washed out seconds after starting by the gas/oil mix anyway. 2 stroke or 4 stroke, makes no difference.
Exactly...

Anything I suggest is what I do personally...take a tip, leave a tip...im pretty sure thats the thread title...take atip or dont...up to you...

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:52 PM
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You pour regular 4-stroke Motor oil like 30W into your 2-stroke engine to lube it?

Sorry wicked but there is a difference between 2-stroke oil and 4-stroke oil, gas dissolves and burns regular oil and why there is such a thing as 2-stroke oil.

I can see how a couple ounces of 2-stroke oil can't hurt if you work it around pedaling around with no plug in to lube the low end up a bit but otherwise just a proper gas/oil mix works just dandy on it's own.

Im quite aware of this fact...i have a 2smoke chainsaw handed down to me that is run on 10-30 for more than 25 years...and you could cut a trailer in half with the right chain...there are members of this forum that only use regular motor oil...my riding buddy runs 20w-50 vtwin oil with cam2 gas and octane booster...2oz every 100miles to help lube...well I ain't worried
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:40 AM
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Lotta crazy "info" here.
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Running "regular motor oil" will work, but is not even close to the protection of modern 2 stroke mix. It also promotes A LOT of carbon build up, and smoke.

Your buddy who runs that witches brew of v twin oil cam2 and octane booster is throwing away money, (cutting octane by using heavy oil, then boosting it back up with octane booster).
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