Hello. I'm a new member and I'm sure one of you out there can give me some good information concerning my problem. I recently purchased a 1972 Commando Roadster from a guy in Georgia. He assured me it was in fine fettle; not a show bike but a good runner. Spouted off a list of items that had been completed recently by a "mechanic" buddy of his who had gotten the bike ready to sell, and ready for the road. To cut to the chase; I had a tough time getting the bike start and run, and the bike has a violent "kick back" EVERY time the engine would catch and try to start. It will not start at all now and no matter how fast or slow I kick it, the kick back is painfull! Literally. Compression is good, dual Amals, and original points set up. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.