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    Question Leoncino oil suggestions please!

    Just finished building a '54 Leoncino sport from a box of old bits. No workshop manual, just a parts book, but it seems to have come together rather well. Problem is, I don't know what weight oil to put in the box, or how much. Ditto the forks. Or come to that, how much 2 stroke oil to put in the fuel. Anybody out there got one? Help would be greatly appreciated!

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    hi nick most 2t gearboxes should be ok with 20/50 mgrade, premix i would reckon 25 to 1 should be safe enough,not sure about forkoil though,

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    i am replacing the fork oil in a 1977 honda 250 with auto transmission oil 140 ml approx, hope this is of some help !!!

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    Mobiloil A?

    Well I found an Italian owners handbook, and after a few hours on Google translate I found that Benelli recommend Mobiloil A. They say use it for the gears / clutch (0,500g), the forks (100g per side) and the fuel mix at 40g per litre. I can't find what the Mobiloil A equivalent is today, so I'll go along with the suggestions above and use Halfords 20/50 'Classic' for the box, and a light fork oil. I guess any modern 2T oil will work for the mix and 25:1 sounds right.
    Thanks for the replies.
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    fork weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by pipdavidson View Post
    i am replacing the fork oil in a 1977 honda 250 with auto transmission oil 140 ml approx, hope this is of some help !!!
    Transmission oil sounds a bit heavy for mine, most are around 80/90. Castrol fork oil is around 10W. Would heavier oil damage the seals? Or just stiffen the front end up a bit?

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    nick what he said was automatic fluid thats very light in comparison to manual gbox oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenH View Post
    nick what he said was automatic fluid thats very light in comparison to manual gbox oil.
    Ok, thanks, I didn't know that! Got her up and running around for a few minutes yesterday - the first time since 1962. Started second or third kick.

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    two strokes are brilliant !
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    I have a real love hate relationship with smokies......but I feel the need to banish the demons. Love to see some photos Nick,
    A nice pair of nellies

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    A bit like a Z25 then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick0705 View Post
    I have a real love hate relationship with smokies......but I feel the need to banish the demons. Love to see some photos Nick,
    The vast cloud of smoke is just out of shot!

    Rebuilt Leoncino
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