New power gain discovery!!!

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  1. sleepy hollow

    sleepy hollow New Member

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    So long story short I'm a cheap person when it comes to this bike, I'm not going to spend $20 on a qt of 2 stroke oil for a $90 engine, so i buy walmart 1 gallon bottles for $13, well i ran out and had to go to my local auto parts store and picked up 2 small bottles of 2 stroke oil, the first bottle ran out and i opened the second one, after mixing the fuel i noticed it was 10w30 lawnmower oil, my bike sounds more like a dirt bike and has a higher top end and revs higher, also when i noticed it was 4 stroke oil i mixed some 2 stroke oil with it,



    concerns?
    explenations?
    xct2
     
  2. tooljunkie

    tooljunkie Member

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    back in the old days,sae 30 was two stroke oil.at least some people used it in the gas.
    my dad was one of them.but at 16:1.
     
  3. sleepy hollow

    sleepy hollow New Member

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    but why did i get a power gain its weird
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    It's probably causing a 'lean' effect in the fuel mixture... Proper carb jetting will do that in a better way.
     
  5. sleepy hollow

    sleepy hollow New Member

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    that makes sense, i noticed the idle was a lot higher, and it sounded tinny, i wish i could fire it and take a video but unfortunately a pick up pulled in front of me and destroyed my forks and rim,xct2
     

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