Re: Compression too high.
Really appeciate everyone's comments and suggestions. Last night I disconnected the jackshaft and temporarily installed the direct drive sprocket that came with the engine. I'll try to start it again tonight. If that doesn't work I'll give the second head gasket a try. I can't imagine being able to pull start this. I've worked on a lot of 2 strokes over the years but this one takes the compression record. Its so hard to crank that my original thought was it was siezed. Luckily, without the plug it cranks beautifully. Has anyone tried cranking one of these engines using an electric drill and socket?