Re:Peggy/Winter

I want to winterize my bike with single weight 20, non-detergent oil. I'm afraid my bike will gum up if i don't find something thin for under 60 degrees. I called the local John Deere Tractors, and also the local Mobil oil people; they made references to "I think that might be used in hydraulics somewhere". Please post if you can find single grade 20 weight oil. Thanks

Re:Peggy/Winter

What kind of a bike are we talking about ? Is it a 2 or 4 cycle engine ? Do you want to ride it in the winter ? What does your owners manual say ?

Re:Peggy/Winter

Wayne Broderick /

I don't think you'll need to worry about finding special oil. I live in maine, and will ride whenever the ground is clear of snow/ice and the temperature is over 45. I have a Tomos and had a 1978 express. I have also ridden below freezing, kind of a pain, but the moped ran great.

Good luck, let us know what you decide to do.

Re:Peggy/Winter

Thanks, Brian/Wayne Broderick

I am running a Minarelli. I am thinking of switching to Automatic Transmission Fluid when the weather gets consistently down to 45 degrees or less. I "think" that ATF is thinner than 20 weight (wish there was something in between). Thanks.

Re:Peggy/Winter

No,don't go to ATF on a minarelli.Just use 10W 30 detergent oil and it'll be o.k..The 10w means it flows like 10w oil in the ( W stands for winter) wintertime.I just talked to a moped man about this very thing.The above also goes for the MO 1 Franco-Morini engine.Don't add STP or any `slick' additives.

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