my bike's got 800 miles on it
The thing with the decompression lever on mine isn't that it makes it easier to pedal, but that it absolutely WILL NOT START without it. The only way I can get it to start sputtering to a start is with the decomp lever.
I'm definitely going to clean my carb... eventually.
Has anybody here tried the cleaning method the manual shows, using compressed air and keeping the carb on the frame?