J: When I tried to get it running again, it could not get it to turn
JoeW: I dont know what you mean by this .. couldn’t get the piston to move? Since you have no pedals and the bike has a lever and cable to engage the starting clutch.. may be nothing wrong but some missing parts.."
When it ran before, I let it gather speed downhill, then popped the clutch to start it. But last I tried, it slowed when I popped the clutch, like the engine compression was slowing it. I think that may be a good thing - at least the piston is moving and the engine holds compression.
I can't think of any reason the engine would have frozen in that time. If it is frozen, I'll sell it all for 20 bucks :) Well tonite I will be cleaning it, photographing it, and changing the sparkplug. Next I will check the fuel line and carb. Then the electrical system.
I have my original manual, but that link is awesome - I am sure there is a lot of good knowledge there. I hope this bike is worth it.
Thanks for the quick response, Denny