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Could be too much oil. Check oil livel and make sure that the oil is not too thin (gasoline in oil). Install new spark plug, add premium fuel in tank and start engine without the air filter (air filter could be dirty or soaked in oil). Run for a while to see if condition improves (no or less smoking). Replace air filter while the engine is running to see if it makes a difference in performance. If installing air filter had no effect, and engine continues to smoke most likely valve guides or rings are faulty. Hopefully it will clear up. Good luck

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