Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

the 60 athena kit to be specific, other than the obvious task of breaking it in, any other hints on how to make the life on this kit longer?

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

Warm it up for a minute b4 you go WOT.

Use quality 2-stroke oil and a good amount of it (I mix 1:40) but don't exagerate (As you lean out your fuel with more oil and you can't tell by your oily black plug ;)).

Chamfer the ports (Make the edges round instead of sharp)

Don't blast WOT for longer than a minute or 2, vary the RPM a bit.

That's about it I guess.

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

Jake Shaughnessy /

i wouldint worry to much about it. i cant seem to kill mine. port job and a mikuni now so we will see with that

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

Just keep it in the box...

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

<3 derek, but do you have any metras left?

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

alu kits are pretty cheap.

well the cheapo ones are so i wouldnt worry about trying to make a people kit last long cause its only 100 bucks.

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

I have about 400 miles on my People's kit. Runs very strong. I ride it to work daily.

Re: Hints for making Aluminum Kits last longer

Don't blow em up?

If you adhere to the ^above^ rule they will last you forever

I would not really worry about the 60 athena, like people above me said warm the motor up before going WOT, and make sure your jetted right. Daily drivers don't need to be at the peak of performance (read:on the edge of seizing) run em a jet or two rich just to be safe.

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