Could it be the decompressor flyweight?
In my case it was the sprag which unfortunately I had to change it three times by now.
Is yours a UCE powered machine or one of the older models ?
Thanks Sam. Assuming it has no effect on the electric starter, might as well ditch it then, if it comes to that.
So is this wheeze - CLACK, wheeze - CLACK more likely to be the auto decompressor or the sprag? (a word I have heard but don't fully understand)It's happening more and more, and embarrassed the hell out of me yesterday when I tried to get off the Dartmouth ferry! I thought it wasn't going to start at all, but persistence paid off in the end. I'd like a theory in place before I take it in to the dealer because I know they're new to Royal Enfields, and probably haven't come across this - yet.4200 miles otherwise trouble-free.