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mycr500

sticking compression release?

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Has anyone had the compression release stick open, eg the bike appears to have no compression when starting? Mine seems to do this if it dies at a very slow idle.

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I have noticed that if you flood the bike the gas can wash out the rings, you have to kick it with the throttle full open with the hot start pulled a few times to get compression back.

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Well, it sure scared the crap out of me. I was having problems setting the idle, the pipe was red hot, and the bike died and boiled over. When I tried to start it later, I figured it was a goner when the kick starter just kept going down.

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