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Postby 1995KDX200mcs » 07:03 am Mar 19 2007

I just bought a near mint 1995 KDX200 and it is my first 2 stroke in years. I believe the gas can I got with the bike was mixed 32:1 and boy does it smoke. I've been told to switch to 40:1 and use Golden spectro synthetic blend oil and that should be better. I've also heard of guys running 50:1 premix. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Postby radonc73 » 07:11 am Mar 19 2007

Welcome. Different people run different ratios, I have heard of running all 3. I run 32:1 myself but most here seem to run 40:1. There was a poll about it somewhere on the site. The main thing seems to be find a ratio , jet for it and keep it.
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Postby wylde3 » 07:58 am Mar 19 2007

I run 40:1 my self, with Mobile 1 Racing 2T. I have almost no smoke. I run the 40:1 because it is simple math for me :grin: 16oz of oil to 5 gal. gas. But like radonc73 said find something you like and enjoy riding.
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Postby scheckaet » 09:50 am Mar 19 2007

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Postby 1995KDX200mcs » 03:11 pm Mar 19 2007

Yeah I just got new premix and put Amsoil full synthetic with 92 octane gas at 40:1 mix and all the smoke is gone and it runs much better. I highly recommend it.
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Postby Indawoods » 03:32 pm Mar 19 2007

:supz: Amsoil ROCKS!
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Postby scheckaet » 03:44 pm Mar 19 2007

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Indawoods wrote::supz: Amsoil ROCKS!

you're just biased Inda :mrgreen:
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Postby 2001kdx » 03:49 pm Mar 19 2007

I am running Bel-Ray H1R @ 32:1 for some time now.

I'd like to switch to Amsoil, if my local dealer carried it :neutral:
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Postby scheckaet » 03:57 pm Mar 19 2007

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2001kdx wrote:I am running Bel-Ray H1R @ 32:1 for some time now.

I'd like to switch to Amsoil, if my local dealer carried it :neutral:

they do have shipping you know...
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Postby Indawoods » 04:11 pm Mar 19 2007

Order from the link at the top if it's not available locally. It only helps support the site. :grin:

I am not only biased... I use it! :supz:
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Postby scheckaet » 04:18 pm Mar 19 2007

:lol:
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Postby 2001kdx » 04:24 pm Mar 19 2007

Well if they accept money orders, then I will buy. If not, then It's easy enough to go 10 miles to the dealer.
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Postby 1995KDX200mcs » 05:53 pm Mar 19 2007

yeah I was gonna buy golden spectro blend but then I saw this stuff and the auto parts guy raved about it. He rides 2 stroke sno-mo's and has used it for a while. I'm sold for life now
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Postby z1nonlyone » 07:56 pm Apr 17 2007

Using Amsoil at 45:1 and have had no problems. Scared to run 50:1 but have heard that you can go leaner than that!!
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Postby saddletramp » 08:14 pm Apr 17 2007

My local Kawi. KTM dealer is going out of business and is selling everything at cost so I loaded up on Kawi-chem sae 40 so I will be running that for a while. Before that 2-R at 32-1
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Postby thebleakness » 01:06 am Apr 18 2007

I run either Motul 710 or Golden Spectro Sythenic blend. Either works just fine, the spectro stuff is just cheaper.
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Postby AZRickD » 09:48 pm Apr 18 2007

I've been using Maxima synth at 40:1. Last month I bought a bottle of Maxima Premium 2 (red tint). It did not go unnoticed that the "rusty" residue on my cylinder bore was the same color. :rolleyes:

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Postby Jeb » 10:00 pm Apr 18 2007

My last premix batch was with the Amsoil interceptor . . .

but I kept the ratio unchanged - 32:1

What is the advantage of running a more oil-lean premix anyway? What's the obsession with running 40:1 or even 50:1?
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 10:57 pm Apr 18 2007

40:1 is easier to mix, or at least was til Mobil switched from pint containers to quart size :?

I run Mobil1 Racing 2T @ 40:1
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Postby Indawoods » 10:57 pm Apr 18 2007

Easy mixing at 40:1, goes a little further...
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