Thanks! I'll take a look at it and take the shroud off to see what it looks like and snap some pics.
I want to do as much of the build myself as possible, which is why I was thinking of getting him to show me how to weld.
I may be getting another motor, slightly different model, same company, so bike number two is already being planned out.
Unfortunately, the person I bought it from doesn't know much, if anything about the engine. I found an instruction manual for the engine, just waiting for it to come in the mail.
I'm not sure which lever you are talking about. Do you mean the kickstart pedal?