wheels lock on pedal start in wet conditions; normal?



i got the engine installed and I was experiencing how hard it is to pedal start this engine.

Im finding it not as easy as i thought. The problem is not the engine itself, its to do with the difficulty of spinning the thing. It is impossible to start this thing on wet grass/dirt.

The wheels would simply lock/skid when I release clutch handle.

On wet asphalt the wheels would skid alittle before the engine gives just 2 or 3 pops and the bike abruptly comes to a stop. The engine resistance is not much different from a brake.

I cant try it on dry conditions yet but surely this cant be normal?

edit: okay maybe it can spin(I can acheive rapid succession of many pops from the engine) if i slowly release clutch handle instead of simply letting go, but is this much resistance normal?
I remember my motor being tight initially and working up quite a sweat in the early stages trying to get it started.

It works fine now.

iron_monkey are you from adelaide as it's been pi**ing it down here?
Looks like the drought is over :D

Try also taking out the spark plug, let the clutch out and try just wheeling it. The motor should just cycle as it is being pushed.