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Hi. my bike smokes realy badly when i first start it

Hi. i have a zephy 1100 when i start it first thing it smokes realy badly and then clears after a short while. then i can start thruoghout the day and it doesant smoke at all. and it runs as if it missing. so if anyone can tell me what the problem is i would be very gratefull thanks toney

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Check your oil level, too little is never good but too much oil can cause smoking and is also pretty bad for your bike.

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When engine get a lot of miles on them the seals get hard and bridle and allows oil you slip by and it goes out the exhaust in at cloud of smoke. Here's a way to see if it is you "Valve Seals". When your driving it usually clears up and you have no smoke. Here's what you need to do after driving the car and it has cleared up, pull into a parking lot and let it sit and idle for 3 minutes. If a cloud of smoke comes out of the tailpipe when you take off, then you have bad "Valve Seals" and they will need to be replaced. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Joseph.

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