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2 stroke Oil mix?

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I am on my way out and bike shops are closed, stopped at wally world and picked up the best 2-stroke oil they had. Castrol 2T Motorcycle oil. Says on front "Ideal for 2T motorcycles,Skooters,ATV's, and lawn equipt. Is this going to be ok on my 95 KTM 440?
 
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It's fine, mix at 32:1. The more expensive synthetics keep your power valves cleaner, though. I would start to see carbon build-up every 2-3 rides while running the Castrol 2T oils and equivalents. I've since upgraded to synthetics and haven't had to clean the powervalves since I upgraded.
 
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I don't think so. My local car parts store is an Amsoil dealer. They sell quarts of Interceptor for $10.25 which is a good deal because comperable quarts of synthetic oils at motorcycle dealers cost $16+.
 
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Does using a synthetic really make that much of a difference? I just use stuff at the gas station and I assumed it was fine.
 
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Does using a synthetic really make that much of a difference? I just use stuff at the gas station and I assumed it was fine.
from what i gather, the better the oil, the less you have to clean your powervalves.
 
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Found some REDLINE Racing Full Synthetic. Has anyone used this? It was $9 a 16oz bottle. Good for 4 gallons at 32:1.
 
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MOBILE 1 RACING 2T !!!!
AutoZone, about 8 bucks a quart.
Go get some NOW and quit goofing around with the other stuff!!
 
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I went to Autozone and checker and Napa. No one had it. I had to go to a polaris dealership to get this Redline. It was the only Synthetic I could find in town.
 
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I will keep looking for the synthetics by mobile one or other brands but at least I was able to head out yesterday and get some riding in. Thanks for your help guys.