um... I'd not mess w/the clutch, it sounds like it's workin' perfect. This all sounds exactly
the same as when I try an' start my Schwinn when it's cold... Just keep pedaling?
When I let go the clutch I time it so I'm just about to start another down stroke on the crank and jus' keep pedaling, much like a kickstart. If I don't she'll just skid every time *shrug*
I suspect those that don't need to keep pedaling to prevent a skid (cold) may have lower compression... compression isa good