Originally Posted by Twin-shocker
Today this has little relevance, other than from a historic perspective, and without exception play bike riders most of whom ride worn out old nails, would be well advised to run a lot less oil than serious competitors, which will provide cleaner pick up, increased power, and not quite so much smoke issuing from bikes being ridden at a snails pace.
I bought some Klotz Super TechniPlate to run in my old snail. Their directions for air-cooled 2-strokes say to run 20:1 to 32:1. I am going to try it at 32:1. Sounds a little better than the 20:1 specs in the Yamaha manual. What say the smokers?