From:Jim Moore e-mail:jmohm1-A-sbcglobal.net
Subject:RE: RE: Amount of oil to gas Date:Thu Oct 6 16:53:17 2016
Response to:21542
Thanks--I didn't want to mess up the engine


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The ratio is 25:1 That's about 5.2 ounces of oil to a gallon of gas. I buy 1 gallon of gas in a can, and then add in the oil. Shake a little, and then pour in the tank.

Don't mix up more than you will need, as gasoline with ethanol goes bad much faster than olde-fashioned gas. I mix up a gallon in the spring, then another one in mid-summer. That usually lasts me through the riding season.

Originally, Harley used SAE 40 non-detergent oil. That's hard to come by these days, and modern two-stroke oil is much better anyway.

I buy a quart of 2-stroke oil, and use as needed. Many stores sell little 2.6 ounce bottles - these are great if you're taking a long ride, and think you might need to get gas along the way. The little bottles fit in your pocket, and you can mix with 1/2 gallon of gas if you run low.

In 35 years of Hummering, I don't think I've ever used the mixing cup on the gas cap.

Dave


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Still getting ready to start my 48 model. It has been started by the man who restored it, but not by me, yet. The oil cap on the bike says 2 caps for one gallon. That sounds like a lot of oil. Can anyone tell me if that is what is needed with today's oils?

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