Does anyone know off any decompression device that could be installed on my 850 norton, I have a hard time kicking the thing over.I,m working on a fix for the electric start.
nortonfan said:Maybe you need to do some "leg strengthening" exercises ?
Are you male or female ?
Debby may pounce on me for asking that one
Ron L said:Debby,
The 750 style stand WILL break from the twisting stresses of kick starting it on the stand.
sway said:There are two compression plates avable for nortons from Noril. I fitted the .75mm and the bike became much mor managable lower idle and the power band seemed to drop. My problem with pre ignition disappeared.
kommando said:A compression plate fits underneath the barrel and moves it up with the head so reducing the compression, unlike a decompressor it is a permanent full time reduction so you lose power but it is easier to start.
If you have not had the bike long and are new to kicking then I would not go the compression plate yet, get the bike in proper tune eg valve clearances, carbs cleaned and jetted and practise the technique, also flood the carbs a lot as mine needs a good flood from cold.