e50 push start... variables to check?

brian /
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My e50 has no pedals (so it's a push start).

Here is my problem:

The ped idles fine, and when it runs, it runs well no problems Running is not the issue

. The only issue is getting the damn thing started. I've always had problems with this on this ped. I've been able to barely push it while holding the clutch and it'll start. Today I started it 3 or 4 times this way, then it just didn't want to start that way anymore, no matter how fast i push, wether or not i jumped on it and pulled clutch. It's just a nightmare because I never know if it's going to want to stop starting a certain way, and then I mess with it again till it does (and then it will seem like it only starts under those conditions for a while).

I don't recall my 3 shoe springs being in there too tight, but if I loosened them more, that should help right? aka less centrifugal force to get them to engage.

Also with the spark plug out I can watch the hpi magneto spin all day long, nice and fast. As soon as the plug is in, I push fast but the magneto spins soooooooooo slow.

I remember when I first built the bike I could push it with the plug in and the magneto would spin fast as hell. So what's different now?

So what all variable do I need to start checking and or changing to make this starting issue more reliable (so I can actually go somewhere without being afraid of getting stranded for the 0q923871203 time).

thanks!

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