RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!

Ron Brown /
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Tony and Ivo,

You got me going on this lead vs. no lead question. I have been riding old bikes for ever and currently own nothing newer than 1975, my oldest being a 1967 Dream 305.

I know that when leaded gas was going the way of the Dodo, I read many articles in magazines about this question. My best recollection was that most motorcycles, having alloy heads and being air cooled, use hardened steel inserts for the valve seats. I especially remember that there was no such thing as a 4 cycle Honda which required leaded gas as I owned a couple at the time.

Just in case, I got on a few motorcycle web sites and although it was tough to find anything on this subject as it has been beaten to death in the past, everything I did find confirmed my recollection.

I guess I will continue to run no lead, my 1971 Honda 500/4 has been running on it for 4 or 5 years for 20+ K miles, it now has 42K, with no apparent ill effects. i.e. no sudden valve clearance changes.

Ron

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  Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Topic by: tim tim 11/15/00 12:13AM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Ivo Ivo 11/16/00 05:21PM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: tim tim 11/16/00 07:26PM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Ivo Ivo 11/21/00 09:53AM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/16/00 07:31PM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Ivo Ivo 11/17/00 10:02AM
  leaded gas and dirty carb dirty carb dirty carbRe: Fred Fred 11/18/00 08:22PM
  RE: leaded gas and dirty carb dirty carb dirty carRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/19/00 11:07AM
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  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/16/00 07:26PM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Tony Tony 11/18/00 08:43AM
  RE: Honda 50 4-stroke help!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/18/00 11:30AM
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