Dragster requires two-stroke injector oil, since it mixes oil
in with the petrol (gasoline) before combustion. When choosing
the oil to use in your Dragster, you should consider the following:
Words: Steve Jenkins.
- Make sure the oil is designed for two-stroke engines
- using the wrong type of oil can cause serious damage to your
- Make sure the oil is designed for injector engines
- don't use oil that is designed only for pre-mix. Some two-stroke
oil's are designed for use in both pre-mix or injector applications.
These will work fine.
- Consider using non-synthetic oil for the break-in period
- according to the owners manual, the Dragsters 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 fully 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 scooters fluids. Pay for
the good stuff. Among the best are Castrol TT fully synthetic (which
is my personal favorite), Silkolene Pro Scoot, and Putoline
Scooter Plus (also available strawberry scented)! Be forewarned though
- 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.
In the US I buy my Castrol TT online from
Pro-Formance Motorsports because they have the best prices I find, and
they deliver right to your door. Also worth checking out are Rock Oil which
have a new range of lubricants on offer.
- Choose an oil and stick with it - the best oil to use
by far is fully-synthetic. You can still use synthetic oil if you want
but insist on the best if you care about the longevity of your engine.
It's also advisable to stick to one type of oil be it synthetic of fully
synthetic for as long as you own your scooter. Doing so will reduce the risk of any
engine problems later on. Hence mixing different types of oil is not advisable.