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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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