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Using oil after 1/2 top end rebuilt what type oil do u rec.

The top end just rebuilt new piston and rings,
it uses about 1/4 to 1/2 qt after 1/2 hr riding
It does blow some smoke when backing off gas
what type of oil woul you suggest, sythentic? weight

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Re- strip top end, hone cylinder bore and then re-assemble piston, rings and cylinder dry, yes that's correct use no oil on piston assy. apart from gudgeon pin. Has the valve stem seals been replaced?

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