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1999 yz125 spark plug condition

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Hello all. Im still not really familiar with how my bikes spark plug should look. Still trying to learn all these things....

I pulled the plug on my bike today and the plug looks pretty hurt up which is making me a little worried. The bike has been mostly sitting for the last 5 years(only been ridden a little bit in that time).

So what id like to know is...is this normal wear for a old plug? Is the bike running to hot? Is it too lean? The bike itself still fires up 1st or 2nd kick and runs good and idles fine.

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The plug should be golden tan in color, key parts are the correct plug, correct fuel/oil mixture, air-filter oil correctly.

I would start out with a fresh plug, fresh fuel/oil premix and the air filter cleaned/oiled.

So your variables are constant, you do not want to try to take a plug reading with a dirty air-filter, old fuel and old plug.

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very good point. The premix gas is fresh(32:1 ratio using golden spectro and 93 octane gas). Air filter does need to be cleaned(cant find any damn kerosene around here). I did just take the carb off and clean it out....surprisingly the carb was really clean for not being cleaned in over 5+ years.....very little gunk build up.

Tomorrow im gonna try to make it down to the local parts store and grab a new plug(br9eg).

What kinda timeframe should i ride for before ill get a good plug reading? Currently i do not have a means of transporting the bike....so ive just been doing laps around my house(around 1 acre plot) lol....my lawn hates me hehe...

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