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So you’re all fixed up? Well, that’s the point anyway. Someday, somebody will learn from your trials, so it won’t be all for nothing. Live some, learn some!!
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So you’re all fixed up? Well, that’s the point anyway. Someday, somebody will learn from your trials, so it won’t be all for nothing. Live some, learn some!!
Just gotta figure out why my new petcock is leaking! But other than that it works great. I got it started with only 2 kicks the other day.
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Good luck with the fuel tap, I have an el cheap-o aftermarket on mine that I’ve had to coax along for some time. Put some plumber’s pipe dope on the threads, if that’s where it’s coming from.
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No it doesn't kick back with the plugs removed - only when they are installed.

It has points. I don't know why it kicks back sometimes, usually kicking it thru a bunch of times without the plugs in helps recirculate the oil. I don't think the timing is an issue since it was almost starting last week (I confirmed the timing last week) and I didn't do anything other than get a new battery & cable.

What are some causes/solutions for kickback?
Advanced timing or poor technique.
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