kill switch should also be in "run" when you want to start it.
Shouldn't need battery for spark, just for running accessories.
the ignition goes from left to right "off" "start" and then "run" put it in start to start or to check for spark.
it is not a 4 stroke, it's a two. it just has oil injection instead of requiring pre-mix.
the shaft-drive allows for quicker off the line but it won't be much better up hills than the puch...in fact, the pedals on your puch allow for pedal assistance on hills. that's the biggest drawback to nopeds (49cc moped w/o pedals)