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Old 08-09-2010, 09:56 AM
Jim C Jim C is offline
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Default Re: 2 stroke oil or not

Years ago on the old Villers 2 strokes we mixed 30wt motor oil with gas and usually gusssed at the mixture. The only problem was spark plug fouling. Engines don't die from too much lubricant. Years later when racing RD 400's we tried to lean them out for speed and blew up a lot of motors.

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Old 08-09-2010, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: 2 stroke oil or not

Thanks to all. I am draining it just to be safe. And I even learned a bit about rotary engines. My brother had an RE2 way back when. It was sure fun to drive , but got 10 mpg and started smoking at 20K miles.

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Old 08-10-2010, 05:25 PM
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe is offline
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Default Re: 2 stroke oil or not

It is possible those RE-5's ran the oil through the crank bearings as well, as do a lot of injected two strokes....which the RE-5 was not.

Just sayin'.
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