New gaskets now to hard to kick to start

I have a 1976 Puch Maxi s put new head gasket and exhaust gasket because they were leaking and now it is way to hard to kick over. I can pull the start clutch lever and stand on the pedals and I’m about 180pounds.

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Re: New gaskets now to hard to kick to start

Loose the head bolts and see if it turns over.

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It turns over and I have spark I even put a new spark plug it feels like the compression is to high. it has an expansion tank which I don’t like but I had it running before when it was leaking pressure from everywhere. Maybe the head is different?

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Sure you got the jug on aligned correctly?

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just pedal harder and believe it'll turn over.

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Piston hitting the head? Sounds crazy but I've seen it happen

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

Pull the clutch lever, not the brake lever.

Re: New gaskets now to hard to kick to start

> Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Wrote:

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> Pull the clutch lever, not the brake lever.

Done that more than twice.

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Yea if you're running a tccd without a metal base spacer chances are the stack of gaskets compressed and that's what caused your head leak. Ive also seen a couple different bikes come through with more than one head gasket. It looks like it might have a stock head so your compression shouldn't be that high.

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Yea it looks stock to me the all I did was replace the old gasket that was leaking now it’s to much. Would the expansion pipe have anything to do with this it was leaking too and I replaced the exhaust gasket and tighten the bolts?

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No I have a video of it running before I changed the gasket so I know the piston wasn’t hitting the head.

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It would take a lot of cranking to pressurize the pipe if totally plugged. Never seen that happen.

Seen a lot of em partially plugged though.

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