My current problem...freshly built 850 motor. Sometimes (often) when I try to kick it through, the kickstart lever won't budge and I bounce off it and the bike usually tips to the right. I usually position the lever at 9:00 or 9:30. It is still hard to kick over any time but this is a dead stop. I am using the MK3 kickstart lever. I am wondering if the problem is overcoming the inertia of the pistons from a dead stop or is there something else going on in the kickstart shaft/1st gear area? I used to have this problem in my BSA and I cured it many years ago by changing the kickstart gears and something else. However, my Nortons have never given this problem. I expect the kicking to get easier after a couple of thousand miles but I think this problem is something else.