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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes


    I've never checked compression on anything. I don't even own a checker/gauge.

    Good to know.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I've never checked compression on anything. I don't even own a checker/gauge.

    Good to know.
    Just a compression tester is cheap and it's super easy to check.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    It's just something I've never had reason to measure. Did not expect to have to.
    As said, I have much to learn.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    It's just something I've never had reason to measure. Did not expect to have to.
    As said, I have much to learn.
    You can baseline all your engines, and monitor them periodically for signs of wear. Just try to stick with the same gauge for consistency in the readings. If you're having problems and compression is 30% less than factory spec, that's kind of useless info when you have no idea if it ran great with that compression reading before the problem began.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    I ain't got no gauge. On a trail bike, do a top end every 3-4 seasons. On a race bike 1-2 (>250).
    Or if you're robby Marshall taking everyone to school on a 125 after every weekend:

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    yeah, not mandatory, just an easy way to monitor without guessing. simple stuff.

    learning how to jet and tune properly will be another skill to hone that pays off big. quick starts, crisp running and better mileage.

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    re packing your silencer will be another basic maintenance thing to do. raspy-ratty bikes suck. spend the $20 and some time.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    How critical is getting mix right?
    How does one make sure the mix is correct and well mixed when on the go?

    Interesting side note. When I was in NZ last year I noticed that a lot of gas stations had metal shelves in the islands between pumps. These shelves had 2-stroke oil and measuring cups for mixing. Road going 2-strokes are apparently pretty common there.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    it really isn't super critical but you will get the process down fairly quick. a Ratio Rite is your friend.

    depends more on jetting, ride style and what type of oil you use. lower flash point oils burn more efficiently for trail bike use. potentially less spooge (exhaust drool)

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    on the go? shoot for more than less. it gets easier to guess the more cans you mix.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    if you know how to mix for a weedwacker you know how to mix for a dirt bike. fine tuning is always a better option but as long as the motor as lube, ez 'appy

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    f the ratio rite cup! not my friend!

    that POS is always dirty because of that light haze of oil that remains; and the flimsy cap always falls off

    use one of these -


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    I paid $1 for my weed wacker at a yard sale. I treat it accordingly. I have never had any confidence that I was mixing the fuel correctly. With a quality machine the stakes would be higher.

    Sounds like I don't need to be hard research levels of precise about it.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    This has different graduations printed on it for ratios/gal. ITS just like Bhavesh posted. Possibly cheaper.
    WEST MARINE Oil-to-Gas Mixture Measuring Bottle | West Marine
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    I run the same oil, spectro synth, at 50:1. It's foolproof.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    I have a compression gauge if you need to borrow one. To prevent the dirty Ratio Rite cup issue, when you are done, stuff a rag in it. Easy Peasy. I used the Ratio Rite and mix up what I need for that day or weekend. I try not to leave mixed gas around too much and if I do, it goes into the weedwacker or leaf blower. You don't need to be exact, close is close enough. OH I do a top end every 2/3 years and check/repack the silencer every year or two.

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    the capped mix bottles are nice.

    i just put newspaper in my ratio rite then keep it in a thick paper bag. works fine.

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    So you guys rarely mix directly into the tank of the machine. You premix into a jug and then fill the machine from there?
    Incredibly dumb question: Is there any reason you can't burn off the mix in a 4t machine? Yeah, it'll smoke.. but will that gum up the carbs? Can't imagine it would as carbs on a 2t have jets and such too. Or are they jetted way fatter or something?

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    ive never mixed in the tank, always separate jug with enough for a ride or two.

    if I have spare premix I don't want to burn in the bike, I throw it in the mower, and I've also had to use some to get to a station in the truck, but I wouldn't burn it in my 4T bike. I'm sure I'd be fine if diluted enough. not sure why you would want to though (?)

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    I've not put premix in my car. Sometimes I carry two little bottles of oil, that I've marked on the cap for the right amount of gas. Mixing in the tank is only something I do when I'm out on a longer ride, as it's just easier to do in a can.
    Shaking a bike full of gas to mix in oil is a pita, not mention a slug of oil could go through the petcock and right into the carb.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    So you guys rarely mix directly into the tank of the machine. You premix into a jug and then fill the machine from there?
    In New England I have not found a place where I will ride out a tank of gas before heading back to the truck. Are there places out there, probably. As you know at Clough you tend to ride in loops and take breaks at the parking lot. It's the same every other place I ride. So I mix a couple gallons and check it every couple loops. Weed wackers, leaf blowers and bon fires are great places to get rid of any excess

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    I mix in the tank when on long group rides. Shut your fuel petcock off BEFORE putting oil in. If you don't, it'll settle right to the bottom and give your carb a direct shot of pure oil. Gas in, watching the amount on the pump. Oil as required based on the gas added. Lean the bike straight up and and and proceed to rock it side to side by the handle bar a bunch of times to churn things up. Petcock on, back to the ride.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Back on the fence about 2-strokes after riding No Quarter's fantastic 350 XCF-W. Bike has currently reset my opinion on what a dirt bike should be. Can't thank him enough for letting me try that bad boy out and beat the hell out of his XR250 'spare'.

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    boooo

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Discounting 2 strokes before you even try one...

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    hey, nhbubba... start saving your pennies

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...2t-enduro.html

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