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Old 12-23-2002, 09:38 AM
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What do you run and why? What ratio have you settled on and found to work the best for you?
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Old 12-25-2002, 05:37 AM
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Default Re: 2 Cycle Oils

For John's CR 125R we run Honda HP 2 synthetic, with good results. we are mixing at the recommended 32:1 ratio. The main jet was leaned out one step. Very clean running for a pre-mix, and it does not foul plugs constantly. I'll post more when we do the top end rebuild next week.

I personally ran Bel-Ray MC-1 when I rode 2-stroke bikes. Very clean burning with little or no deposits on the electrode. Forr hard down competition I have run a castor based oil. They run sooty but are very good for cylinder protection.

Do some research at the various web sites for the oil makers and in the magazines.

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Old 12-25-2002, 10:59 PM
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When I first got the 500 in August, I started with Red Line synthetic and was pleased with its lack of soot and gunk. However, one day I ran low and had to borrow some premix from a friend. He runs Klotz Benol. The 500 loved it, but it pumped out the gunk that I remembered when I raced in the 80's. As a compromise, I have now switched to the blend--80% synthetic and 20% castor. It runs good at 44:1.
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Old 12-26-2002, 04:50 PM
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I always had great luck with the Motul Synthetic oil. In Trials, we ran at 100 to 1 ratio and this oil ran perfect. I know a lot of people that ride Nationals and this is their choice.
I have also used the Klotz before but had problems fouling plugs if you don't keep it reved up and burned out. Sure smells good when mixed with 108 gas

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Old 12-26-2002, 06:35 PM
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Have always thought bean oil to be the absolute best lube available...till the advent of exhaust valves. A bit gummy but still a very good lube. If you don't mind the almost weekly maintenance, I think it is still the best!
Second on my list is Silkolene Pro2...FFR rebuilds about 150 2 stroke motors a year...has had fewer oil related failures with customers who use it. It adheres very well, especially in the higher rpm tiddlers.
Just my opinion...TW
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Old 12-27-2002, 04:56 PM
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I run Bel-ray at 32:1 and it my CR 125 runs fine
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Old 12-31-2002, 02:25 PM
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I used to be a strong Yamalube 2R user until I read so many great post about Mobil-1 MX2T full synthetic and I switched a year ago and love it. It runs $3.49 a pint and I mix it 40:1 in my 2000 KTM250exc.

The only disadvantage is you can only find it at Auto Zone auto parts.
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Old 12-31-2002, 05:30 PM
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I'll second that Mr. Rick.

I use mx2t also. Great stuff, and the price cant be beat.
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I'll second that Mr. Rick.

I use mx2t also. Great stuff, and the price cant be beat.
I might have to look into that! I have been paying twice that for what I have been running--oh, wait I buy it in quarts.
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When I bought my 98 CR 250 2 years ago, the guy used Maxima Super M at 36:1, and said he never fouled a plug. So, I resumed using that and I have yet to foul a plug in this bike. Heck, I'm noit even sure what plug is in there since I've never had to take it out. Bike runs great too.

I, like Rick, used Yamalube 2R in all our 2 smokes, but now they all use Super M (98 RM 80, 92 KX 80, 2001 KX 65) and they appear to run real clean with no build up.

Yeah, it is pricey, but I feel secure with it in my bikes.
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