ok i have been studying up on oil ratio's. what i have found is pretty contradictive to what a lot of people say on here. i've notice a lot of people run a really lean oil mix ( higher fuel to oil ). yet what i have been finding in the books i've read is tht more oil is better. i've also experimented on my bike and found if i jet properly, i'm getting more power with more oil, to a point. i was expecting more smoke, but i'm not getting a lot more, a bit more yeah. i found if i run a #73-#74 jet with a oil ratio of 16:1-20:1, i get some pretty sweet power and lower cylinder temps. a lot of post say less oil ( more fuel) is more power, but tht is exactly opposite of what my experimenting has found. can anyone explain to me why or how they are getting more power with less oil? isn't that wearing the parts faster and causing the oil to burn off rather than seal the rings better? i do get some spooge when i run the lower oil ratios ( more oil), but i don't mind with all the power it creates. besides oil is pretty cheap. now if i toss in a #78-#79 jet with an 8:1 mix, it smokes to high heaven and doesn't really give me any more power than a 16:1, plus it really spooges out the muffler. i'm not to versed on 2 stroke engine, but have quite a bit of 4 stroke experience. i just can't figure out why they are running so lean on oil, and saying they get more power. isn't the oil part of the ring sealing factor on these engines? how do they get away with running so little oil and not wearing out the ring fast? or for tht matter, the bearings. any insight would be greatly welcomed.