Ok, when I kicked my FA50 over it didn't engage... so I tore the engine out and took the side cover off.
Now, I can see the metal plate that's on the kick shaft that moves out of the way for the gears to engage when kicking, then snaps back when the kick start is released to prevent the gears from engaging once running.
My problem is... it doesn't EVER get out of the way for the gears to engage! It is snapped over it all the time. The video shows this a little.
I know when someone tells me what is wrong I'll smack my forehead... it HAS to be simple as there doesn't appear to be anything missing or broken.
Anyone here familiar with these?
Here is a pic so you can see what I mean: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v245/aaron7/?action=view¤t=DSC02024.jpg
Here is a little video: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v245/aaron7/?action=view¤t=Movie-8.flv