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    Default What now as LRP is no longer available

    My bike a {Yamaha YBR 250} specifically states "DO NOT USE UNLEADED FUEL"
    My problem is LRP is no longer available in my area.

    Questions: Can I use 2-stroke oil as an additive- if so what mix? If not what is the recommended additive?

    Harold

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    2 options:
    1. Change the valves to run ULP
    2. Use additive at local spares shop (brand doesn't matter really)
    3. Ride until it pings and redo the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    My bike a {Yamaha YBR 250} specifically states "DO NOT USE UNLEADED FUEL"
    My problem is LRP is no longer available in my area.

    Questions: Can I use 2-stroke oil as an additive- if so what mix? If not what is the recommended additive?

    Harold
    If you are going to use an additive, use the correct additive. Something like Wynns Valve Guard.

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    Are you sure you read the manual correctly?

    YBR 250's use UNLEADED fuel only.
    The manual says this:

    "Use only unleaded gasoline. The use

    of leaded gasoline will cause severe
    damage to internal engine parts,
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    such as the valves and piston rings,
    as well as to the exhaust system."

    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11...0.html?page=22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skully-SXV View Post
    Are you sure you read the manual correctly?

    YBR 250's use UNLEADED fuel only.
    The manual says this:

    "Use only unleaded gasoline. The use

    of leaded gasoline will cause severe
    damage to internal engine parts,
    EWA15151
    such as the valves and piston rings,
    as well as to the exhaust system."

    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11...0.html?page=22
    Maybe it depends on the age of the YBR.

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    YBR's were made from 2007 onwards and will all use ULP fuel only.

    Remember that ULP was available a looooooong time before we got the stuff here in SA (ULP was released in the 70's).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skully-SXV View Post
    YBR's were made from 2007 onwards and will all use ULP fuel only.

    Remember that ULP was available a looooooong time before we got the stuff here in SA (ULP was released in the 70's).
    True.

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    Buy Lead additive from any spare's shop, add 1ML of Lead Additive per 1L of petrol, know a few guys that have done this, carry a small syringe and a bottle of lead additive under their seat, loads of them said LRP wasn't the best stuff for the Valves and preferred to add their own Lead additive with 95 OCT.

    also dealt with a few old 198X 400's all with no compression cause they where run on ULP, their is practically no one in this country that will redo valve seats and valves. and the bikes where worthless unless sending the parts overseas to redo the heads
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