From:Clare e-mail:abbott1895-A-aol.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: gas oil mix Date:Fri Aug 22 11:19:59 2014
Response to:19818

Thanks for the oil/mix feedback and, yes, I grew up with a
"party line". That's where everyone listened in and you got
the latest gossip - kinda like Hummer Exchange :o).

I built the carrier. I had the plug in cargo carrier and saw
a wheel chock on sale and the rest is history. I dont think
I should gum up this site with a bunch of pictures so I will
send some to your e-mail address in case you're interested.

Clare

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Clare,

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.

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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.

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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...

Dave



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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?