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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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93’ kx 80 low compression

I bought a cheep 2 stroke a while back, ( 93 kx 80) and fully rebuilt it top end and bottom new seals bearings also a completely new cylinder since the old was scored, all stock OEM specs no big bore kits or anything but I put it all together and no start check compression since it seemed low on the kick starter and it was I got 75 psi from roughly 5 kicks, so my question is with a new top end what else is making my compression so low? leaky seals on the bottom end? Help!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 09:11 PM
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Sounds like head gasket or rings not seating properly. Did you torque the head down to factory specs ?

the only things that build/hold compression on a two stroke are the rings, head gasket and spark plug.

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