I have recently obtained a 1978 Honda Express with winding starting system. The winding starter did not move, so I assumed that it had broken spring, so first thing I did, was taking a L-cover off… Well the spring was winded up, it released very loudly. The piston was "frozen" (15 years in storage), and that was the reason it did not turn. I got some wd40 in cylinder, released the piston, made new gasket for L-case, and put it together. It even started up (still working on adjustments to tune it up…)
Now the question: Does the starting pedal should return to its top position when pressed down to wind? I have to do it ~ 3 times to wind it completely, and it is a pain (while I am adjusting the carb) to move the pedal back up each time I press it down.
Thank you very much in advance.