motobecane oil:gas ratio???

Hey!

I just recently purchased a 79 Motobecane Mobylette and I cannot find any concrete statement concerning how much oil I should add per gallon of gas. I know this is stupid, I just don't want to mess it up. Thanks!

-Sal

Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

Just run it at 3 oz of oil to a gallon of gas (43 to 1)

That is easier than trying to measure 56 hundreths of an ounce.

(50 to 1 is 2.56 ounces of oil)

43 to 1 gives a little extra engine protection with a little more oil.

Just make sure you buy "Two Stroke Oil"

Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

Ron Brown /

Sal,

Read Fred's post called "How to fix your Moped". On average, his gas/oil mix is good for modern oils.

For reference, my '79 Model 7 calls for 40:1 but I usually err on the side of slightly less oil.

Ron

Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

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Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

oops on the last meassgae there... anyway, ive noticed that my moby runs pretty crappy unless i get the mixture "perfect" too little oil, and it loses power at top end. Too much oil, and acceleration is dawg slow. It use like 5 ounces to get it right, but the bike frame says 4 ounces to the gallon.

Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

Tomspartovi wrote:

>

> Hey!

> I just recently purchased a 79 Motobecane Mobylette and I

> cannot find any concrete statement concerning how much oil I

> should add per gallon of gas. I know this is stupid, I just

> don't want to mess it up. Thanks!

> -Sal

Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

Ron Brown /

I have no idea who wrote it but:

"It is better to ask and appear ignorant for a few seconds, than not to ask and remain ignorant for the rest of your life."

Ron

Re: motobecane oil:gas ratio???

I ended up using 4 oz, worked pretty well. I'll try other slight variations until I get it perfect. Thanks alot!

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