PM T2 wrote:Are you sure its into the cylinder wall?
That is the spot for a core plug. it would make sense if they wanted to add a drain. If it is being used for a compression release - I suppose you can use it for that, but I'd be concerned with it leaking - or worse.
I'd plug it myself, but you'd have to be sure the end of the plug doesn't extend into the combustion chamber where it can get hit.
They weren't sold with a compression release originally. THey were meant to be bump started with the knob. You can rope it, but you need the right technique. its not a lot different than any other engine with strong compression.
PM T2 wrote:Your other comment leads me to advise you to put the Elto on a serious workstand or good motor stand prior to roping it through compression. Something with some weight to it is a necessity for working on bigger iron such as a Sr Speedtster.
Knowing how those motors are put together and how much weight you're working with, its easy to imagine you pulling your workbench (with the motor) over on yourself trying to horse with that thing if its just clamped up in a vise.
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