Cheap 2 stroke oil vs expensive brand name. Any difference.
I tried searching for this before posting, would have imagined it would have been asked 100 times, but found nothing.
Is there really any difference between 2 stroke oils? Are the fancy expensive brand names actually better, or is it just hype and/or placebo effect?
I have a '93 kx250, that I have had for many years, I've used the kawisaki 2 stroke oil, castor 929, yamalube, etc 2 stroke oils. Back when they costed $6 for a quart I thought it was a ripoff, but dealt with it. Nowadays the nearest bike shop wants over $12 a quart for 2 stroke oil. Ridiculous! I bought it since I was in a pinch last time, but I never want to pay that price ever again for a quart of oil. I've seen 2 stroke oil at wal-mart for like $2.50.
Is there actually any legitimate difference between genaric 2 stroke oil, and all the fancy racing bike oils? Or is it all the same stuff with different marketing?
It can't be that much different right? I mean all it does is provides a quick moment of lubrication in its brief life before burning up.
Would some genaric 2 stroke oil be just fine for my bike, or a bad idea? It would be one thing if I was racing or something and needed every little .05% extra power, but I only ride for fun, mostly trails, splashing in the mud, hill climbs, jumps, etc. Just general all around riding, on an old '93 kx250. As long as I'm not fowling plugs all the time or running poorly I'd be happy.