A few weeks back, I was asking questions about an electric clutch for this engine, the concern was the diameter of the output shaft. Kawasaki clearly listed the diameter at 25Mm or .98". Well, I bought the engine, the diameter of the shaft is absolutely 1". So who knows?
Anyway, the engine looks brand new, but has been run. I have a question on the compression release for this engine, the service manual does not talk about how it works.. I removed the spark plugs and turning the engine over by hand only one cyl will produce compression against my thumb. Uh oh. If I apply power to the starter, both cyls will produce compression, hard to tell if they are the same. Does anyone know if the compression release just completely makes one cyl drop out? Or do I have a problem? Thanks, Mike.