Which Injector Oil to Use in Your Dragster
The Dragster requires two-stroke injector oil, since it mixes oil in with the gasoline before combustion. When choosing the oil to use in your Dragster, you should consider the following:
Thanks to Rey Sabado, Darren Glenn, Ian, & Pieman Larger for their input.
- Make sure the oil is designed for two-stroke engines - Using the wrong type of oil can cause serious damage your scooter.
- Make sure the oil is designed for injector engines - Don't use oil that is designed only for pre-mix. Some two-stroke oils are designed for use in both pre-mix or injector applications. Those will work fine.
- Avoid using oil designed for marine applications - Injector oils designed for personal watercraft (such as SeaDoos, JetSkis, etc.) are specially formulated to be highly bio-degradable, and are much less effective than oils designed for non-watercraft use.
- Consider using non-sythetic oil for the break-in period - According to the owner's manual, the Dragster's break-in period is the first 1000 kilometers (600 miles). During this period, riding at no more than 80% of top speed is highly recommended. In addition to this, many mechanics suggest that during the break-in period owners should use non-synthetic oil, and then switch to synthetic after the break-in period is over. Some mechanics feel that doing so will cause the engine to last longer and perform better over time.
- Buy the most expensive high-performance synthetic oil you can afford - You get what you pay for, and this is particularly true with scooter injector oils. If you want to protect your investment, then don't skimp on your scooter's fluids. Pay for the good stuff. Among the best are Castrol TT (which is my personal favorite), Silkolene Pro Scoot, and Putoline Scooter Plus. Be forewarned - none of these are cheap, and they are sometimes hard to find, especially in the U.S. where two-stroke performance engines are somewhat rare. I buy my Castrol TT online from Pro-Formance Motorsports because they have the best prices I could find, and they deliver it right to my door.
- Choose an oil and stick with it - Whether you decide to use non-synthetic, synthetic, or non-synthetic during the break-in period and then switch to synthetic, once you choose an injector oil you should continue using the same product for as long as you own your scooter. Doing so will reduce the risk of engine problems later on.
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