the bike is uncorked and yes I am starting it with it leaned on the kickstand. If anything the float level might be a little high as stock. I don't think the needle/seat is the problem. One question I have is about finding TDC. When I push down and find a hardspot I pull in cmp and kick through about a 1/4 of the stroke. I then let the kickstarter all the way up. Is this correct? Becaus when I go to give it my ALL KICK stroke I don't get any resistance on the leverl until I get my leg halfway down through the stroke. is this normal or am I at the wrong stroke when I'm kicking?