From:Doug Miller (in Oregon) e-mail:radarsprint-A-yahoo.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: gas to oil ratio Date:Tue Jan 29 02:28:05 2013
Response to:18187
Mike, I feel similar, no one need feel poorly because I failed in describing something, or for that matter suggesting I'm flat out wrong. I've done that before. Hopefully others suggest I might be mis-remembering or misunderstanding the situation, I've done that also. I hope to not directing any one on a dangerous mission. That is & has never been my intention. Over oil it if anything especially if it has not been run for some years. Keep it hummin' Doug

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Hi Doug, I apologize to you. Your tip was a good one and appreciated. All information is welcome. I would never want to make you or anyone feel bad, life is too short for that. Hope you have a great day. Mike

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Mike and Sheila, I'm sorry if the direction to #18000 was inadequate, I was intending to direct you to the whole discussion in response to #18000. In #18002 Dave Hennessy one of the more knowledgeable fellows here suggests Harleys recommendation was 25:1 or 5.1 ounces per gallon. We tend to use a mix oil designed for air-cooled, 2 stroke engines each of us finds different brands available, Lawnboy, Homelite, Stihl, all made for weed-eaters & chainsaws. The oil formulations for water-cooled engines is different. Harleys original recommendation was 40 weight but it doesn't burn as well, lube as well or dissolve as well as the newer formulations for 2 stroke engines.

Again Sorry if my direction was insufficient. Doug

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Hi Sheila, I asked this same question, post #18170. I was refered to post #18000. I was hoping to find a more definitive answer. Maybe someone will. If I can find out more I will let you know. By the way, that is a beautiful bike you have. Can you tell me who did the retoration on it? I have a '64 I would like to have it looking, hopefully, as nice as yours. Mike

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Can anyone please advise me the gas to oil ratio for a 1959 125cc Harley Hummer? Thanks