My guess would be that it might be low on COMP. How many hours are the bike?What year is it?
pgreenlaw you have it right on the button! I checked the valve clearance today and the intake valves were like you said "WAYYY" too tight. I just ordered my new shim kit (buddy used my last one and never gave it back and me is across the country now!) but hopefully that fixes it!
While i was in there i adjusted my decompression valve to .025 as the service manual states just to see if that helped any. (I know i should use a pressure gauge but i didn't have one at the time) and it wants to try and fire but still won't start...so i think i've found the other culprit! I just want to thank all of you for your responses they were all a great help! I'll let you know after I change the shims![/b]
The clearance is going to vary from machine to machine depending on engine setup. Different pistons, cams, compression ratios, ect... will all change cranking compression, which is why the best and most accutare way to set cranking compression is with a compression gauge. (can be found for less than $20)Does anyone know what the decimal value for 60 psi would be?[/b]