Re: new motor will not start at all
Btw- if you have the clutch cable adjusted so its just a fraction of an inch of free play, its fine. If the clutch were the problem, when you dropped it to start the engine, the slipping would be obvious. Either the engine wouldn't turn at all, (never seen it) or it would slip a bit, then catch.
Let's get this thing running before you play around with stuff you don't need to muck up.