|Subject:||RE: gas oil mix||Date:||Wed Aug 20 21:48:32 2014|
Beautiful bike! Seems like you have a thing for silver paint.
I like that carrier - never thought of using one like that. Where did you get it or what brand?
25:1 is the correct ratio, no matter what kind of oil you use. The original Harley 2-cycle oil cans were marked SAE 40. Most people use a modern 2-cycle oil.
I mix up a 2-gallon can of 25:1 gas/oil mix in the spring, and use it in my Hummer, weed-whackers, chain saw, etc. It doesn't seem to bother the weed-whackers, but I do dilute the chainsaw mix a little. Since the Hummer gets about 100 mpg, most of the mix gets used in weed-whackers.
In the fall, I add STA-BIL fuel stabilizer (available in most auto parts stores) to everything (both 2 and 4-stroke) that will not be used during the winter.
Back in 1953, many Americans had "party line" telephones, and a few still exist in isolated areas. But I think you meant the other kind...
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I have a 1953 ST. In 1953 the book said mix 25:1. Modern two cycles mix at 50:1. Is it the modern engine or the modern oil? What's the party line on what the mix should be?