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Old 06-02-2015, 01:14 AM
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Ah the art of mixed oil. One more reason to miss 2 stroke bikes. If the wife doesn't kill me I may need to pick up a new Yamaha YZ250 or KTM 300SX while they are still being made.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:51 AM
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40:1 is usually what you see....
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If you are using that little fuel, I'd recommend getting some Stihl Moto-Mix premixed fuel. It's a little pricey, but if you're using less than a gallon of fuel for a season, it's not such a bad deal. And you'll have a high-octane ethanol-free premixed fuel that will work without any worries.

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I do not get this Question. every two cycle gismo I have ever bought has come with a little bottle of oil that is to be mixed with a gallon of gas. Just save the little bottle and refill the damn thing with a quality two cycle oil and keep doing the refilling as needed. Jeebus, how hard is it to do this.
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Stay around 40-50:1 with the newer oils out there.
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I had a 2 stroke trimmer, was stolen out of my truck. Replaced with a lithium Ion battery trimmer (or a regular battery, I forget).

Had a 2 stroke outboard, stolen, boat and all. Replaced with a 4 stroke.

Have a Stihl 028 chainsaw that was a retirement gift to my dad in 1987. Book says 40:1.

All my 2 stroke snowmobiles over the years were oil injected.


My $.02 is to reuse the little bottle each time you buy gas.

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Originally Posted by Silverspeed View Post
Or just buy this and don't worry about all that mess.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_50786-442-65...ductId=3456458
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Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
Ah the art of mixed oil. One more reason to miss 2 stroke bikes. If the wife doesn't kill me I may need to pick up a new Yamaha YZ250 or KTM 300SX while they are still being made.
I'm really disappointed that Honda ceded the 2-stroke market to KTM. I'd love to have a NEW CR250. I think service Honda is putting a CR250 engine in a CRF250 chassis, but they're spendy.
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