I've been having starter/battery issues for a while now and have resorted to just kicking it over. I've tried taking the battery out to save the weight up high, but the bike won't kick over nearly as easily as it will with the battery connected. I've tried grounding the negative lead with the battery out (as mentioned in a thread on this site) but it doesn't help either. Can someone suggest what I can do to get rid of the dead weight (remove battery) and still have it kick over as well as with the battery connected. Next step will be started removal. Thanks.