Hi everyone, I know you are all interested in my progress with my project bike and I plan on writing a detailed descriptive account on the whole affair, however, I'm trying to get it ready for an MOT this saturday and I'm trying to sort out some problems.
My plug sparks, there is fuel in the carb, with no spark plug in the head the engine turns over fine. However, when the plug is placed back into the head and tightened, the engine does not turn over completely, it is as though something is jamming it. The flywheel can be rotated by hand through a full cycle but it is quite hard to turn it over at the top of the stroke (compression). I have had this engine running so it makes me think that the problem may be due to the motor not having enough torque to turn the engine due to the battery being a little flat as it has been sat for about a month.
Also, I am having trouble with my clutch as I tried to bump start the bike this evening to no avail. I adjusted it until the point at which it was strenuous to pull the lever back (very tight) and yet the flywheel still rotated.
I'll be draining the gearbox oil and taking a look at whats going on inside tomorrow but if anyone has any pointers that would be great.