Crank Case/pre-mix Oils

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I Am Getting Back Into The Sport After Six Years And I Bought A 99 Cr250 And I Was Wondering What Kind Of Oil I Should Run In The Case? Can I Use Regular Motor Oil? For Pre-mix In The Past I Have Always Used Golden Spectro. Qoute Me If I Am Wrong But I Think The Pre-mix Ratio For This Bike Is 32:1. :)
 
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good tip i got to save a few bucks on gear oil was to run ford F-type transmission oil. better than your straight 10-40, but cheaper than specialized 'designer brands'.
 

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I run the Honda Hp Trans oil (red bottle). The tranny shifts smoothly, and the clutch is very progressive. I change it out about every other to every third ride. Cost is approx. $4.50/qt. For every three bottles of oil I get four tranny changes.
 

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I also use the TYPE F transmission fluid. Its cheap enough so you can change it after every ride. I tried regular motor oil, 2-stroke specific tranny oil, etc and could not tell any difference other than when I changed it. The ATF always looked cleaner.

The pre-mix is an open ended question, I think any brand is probably fine. I use the blue honda synthetic at 32:1 on my cr250 and my wifes yz85.

Congrats! on getting back into the sport.
 
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wal-mart 80-90 gear oil,$6.99 a gallon! works great and cheap too.Pre-mix ratio on my 250's was 40-1.Good luck.
 
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I only use the the kawa. trans oil. I will only run klotz benol with 110 octane, mixed at 32-1.