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Yz 125 hey just bought a 98 model yz 125 and its fouling plugs pretty quick and it has low compression bout 100 - 105 psi should i do the top end and powervalvues cause it stillstartsfirst kick and runs like a champ

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If the plugs are fouling from excessive oil then it may be that the oil ring is broken. That will be scoring the bore and accounting for the low compression pressure. To do compression checks the motor has to be hot and the throttle wide open. Check for blocked filter before testing. IN the short term run a hot plug . ( where the porcelain insulator is very long in the plug) as this will help it burning off the oil .

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SOURCE: I have a Yamaha yz 125 and it keeps fouling plugs

A compression test will tell you your condition. (Throttle wide open while doing that) If that's good, your jetting is too rich, could be the issue.

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Fouled plugs are typically caused by jetting that is too rich. This could also be from a dirty air filter which can make the bike run rich. Clean up your filter and see if that is it. If the filter is not too bad, you might want to drop a size on your pilot or main.

Another possibility is poor compression - this can make a 2-stroke run richer than normal as the fuel can not be burned properly. Rings don't last long in these 125s. I used to re-ring each week when I was racing 125s.

You might want to run a B8ES plug, too - this is one step hotter and will help the plug from fouling as often.

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