2 Stroke oil for a vintage bike

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Feetup_sideways, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Feetup_sideways

    Feetup_sideways n00b

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    Ok! I'm sure this has been covered here before but, I can't find a thing...
    I am redoing a 1983 Honda Cr 480r. I have been out of the game some 40 years until a wild hair on the south side of the belt line bit. I have no idea what is the best 2 stroke oil to use once I finish this project and want to fire it up. Should I use a caster oil like Blenzall or some of the new synthetic type oils? I am really kind of at a loss here..:cry
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  2. AngryShawn

    AngryShawn Punchbowl Pooper

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    Uh oh, a 'what is the best oil' thread :lol3
    Personally I use Maxima927 in my bigbore hondas, its a catstor/synthetic blend so you get the best of both worlds.
    TONS of debate can be had on the topic, but as long as you are giving the crank and cylinder the lubrication it needs, go have fun!
    For some 'light' reading visit: http://www.bannedcr500riders.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=142
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  3. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Twin Shocker should be along soon to straighten you out.
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  4. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    I just finish restoring my 1980 PE400, and used the same oil and 44:1 mix as I do on my modern 2 smokers...Motul 800 2T. And for gear oil I used Bel Ray 75 weight gear saver...again same as I use on my medern 2 smoker.
    http://www.motul.com/us/en-US/products/45?f[engine_type]=22&f[range]=21
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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  6. UngaWunga

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    Motul or the Maxima stuff will work fine. For road racing, I used 18:1. For part throttle, on-off the gas, no long sustained high rpms, you should be fine with something higher. Don't go crazy at 50:1. It's an old bike, it needs lube. Try 32:1 and jet for it.
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  7. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    I have an 85 Cr250 that I run the Motul @ 50-1. Never had an issue.
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  8. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Back in 1983 when I raced a NEW cr480.
    I used Yamaha Lube R at 50/1.
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  9. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    You can ask this in the 2 smokers page :deal
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  10. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    MOTUL is what I went with.
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  11. rhino89523

    rhino89523 Adventurer

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    927 stinks but works good, maxima super M has been good to me as well. Blendzall smells good!!!

    Tractor Hydro in the tranny, best stuff on earth, no clutch fade and no stink on weekly removal.
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  12. Rock Junkee

    Rock Junkee Been here awhile

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    Polaris synthetic VES GOLD
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  13. Feetup_sideways

    Feetup_sideways n00b

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    Hey! you guys have been a big help and I thank you for your info. I used to love Blendzall back in the day but, I like the idea of the blends.
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