Do not turn motor backwards because of wind up starting mechanism. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY ELECTRIONICS.
If you do inadvertently turn it backwards then all that is needed is to pull rear brake lever to release spring.
What happens is that if its turned backwards it winds the clock spring some. Then when one goes to start motor by winding clock spring with pedal it gets over wound and breaks or fails
Try it and you will hear the ratchet paws on the starter side clicking as it winds up the starter spring. Just be sure to pull rear brake lever to release before you go to start motor. (edited)