petrol mixing ratios

Jj Chandler /
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i just purchased my first moped (77 Puch Newport, woohoo) and have a question about mixing petrol.

i've found the special 2-stroke oil (called 2-cycle oil, hopefully the same thing) and read the instructions for 1:50 oil/gas mix. i followed the instructions using about 2.5 ounces of oil per gallon and started hearing a 'ticking' sound when accelerating (like the sound a baseball card makes in bicycle spokes).

i was reading about 2-stroke engines online where it recommended 4 ounces per gallon so i went home and added another ounce to the remaining half gallon i had, poured it in the gas tank and the 'ticking' was greatly reduced.

my questions are this, what ratios r other people using on their mopeds? would anything negative happen if i was to use a richer mix, like 6 or 8 ounces per gallon?

thanx in advance ; )

JJ

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