that works pretty good norman. was 10 degrees out and took a few tries but got it to run. i like to start my motorized bicycle a few times during the long winter and that was alot better then riding in the coldI can let out the clutch hold the bikes rear tire in the air by holding on to the seat, and with a swift downward stroke on the bikes pedal kick start it but you can't let the rear tire touch the ground .As it starts I then pull in and lock the clutch and if needed take off the choke.
Just like kick starting the old Hog.
You don't hafta go that far. With the plug out you can simply turn the rear wheel by hand and check for spark.Someone please tell me if I'm crazy here:
While trying to trouble shoot why my bike wouldn't start, I figured it had to be either it wasn't getting fuel or it wasn't getting spark.
On a car, one backyard mechanic way to check is to take out a spark plug, lay it on top of the engine with the plug wire attached, and at night time, have someone crank the car over while you look to see if spark plug was sparking.
So one thing I thought of doing, in my troubleshooting was to take the gear drive cover off, put a socket on an a ratchet extension, put that in a cordless drill, and use the cordless drill to turn the motor over while I checked for spark.
Has anyone ever tried this?