Originally Posted by DirtyToes
wow...alot of different replies...but mostly 50:1 so thats what we're probably gonna go with. Crazy D
, its a pocket bike..NOT like the 110cc x-18..alot smaller.
the seller said he hasn't turned it on it almost 1.5 years....does that make a difference in the starting ratio?
p.s. we have no idea what the make/model of the bike is and there is not owner's manual.
It really doesn't matter what size of the bike .
I was trying to see what you have . My x1 is the size of a x18 , and i have a 50cc 2stroke motor .
My engine is a very slow , low hp motor . And it is 32 to 1 .
Some 2 strokes put out as much as 8 to 15 hp . So friction and heat is your main concern .
If you run 50 to 1 , it probably will work and run fast , but you WILL NOT notice the damage you are doing to the engine because of too little oil . Your motor will burn up from the inside if it is the wrong mix .
I would rather start out at 32 to 1 or even 40 to1 . If it smokes a little it's ok , at least the top end is getting lubrication
If it hasn't been started in a year , you might have carb problems if he still had old mixed fuel in the fuel system .
The cylinder wall might be rusty too .
Being 1.5 years without it starting , shouldn't really matter with fuel mixture . If it is gonna start , it is gonna start .
Hopefully nothing has seized up inside from rust . If it kicks over , or is a pull start , you should know right away if it won't turn over .
Pull the spark plug and clean it . Maybe put a tiny bit of oil down the hole to lube the sides of the cylinder .