OK, so I'm still a kickstarter in training.Can someone tell me, sometimes when I am trying to find the compression stroke, and kick the kickstarter through a few times, there seems to me no difficulty - that is, I can kick it thorugh (ignition off) 5, 6 times, and don't find that hard point anywhere. On these occasions, I usually start with electric start, no problem. She runs sweet, etc.And then next time I try, TDC is as clear as the nose on my face - one kick through, and there is is, that hard as place which I use the decpm lever to get through.What is the reason for those times when I don't feel the compression? Has my baby got a problem? (or have I??!)ThanksBiddy(Sorry if this questions is unbelievably stupid to those of you that understand motors and know what you're doing!)
Even with one upward stroke of the piston not being the compression one, the next one is, and you should not be able to kick over the engine 5-6 times without feeling a hard point, if everything is the way it should be. I am curious to know more about this too, keep us posted!This is why I prefer to stay away from the decomp lever by the way, its not any macho thing!And while that is so, I also want to hear the reaction to the Snidal recommendation you posted here, of keeping the decomp lever in use while using the ES, all the time till the bike fires and start running. What I can't figure out with that is that if the bike is to run on its own, compressed fuel air mix has to ignite, for that to happen, it has to compress in the first place, and for that to happen, both valves have to be fully closed! On the other hand, if you find that the bike starts with the decomp lever at work, then something about the real world does not gel with the fancy logic above, which means that however fancy, it is still wrong!Can any one shed light on this too?!