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New to me 06 sxf 35hrs on a full rebuild. Second time riding the bike started first kick. Rode about 2 miles and the bike would not restart had to bump start it would run terrible at anything below full throttle. Got it home and I could almost stand in the kick start With The Plug out!! without rotating the engine. Thought the motor was siezed. Started dissembly to find the cause. Timing is spot on oil is clean but the most baffling thing is the motor turns freely with a wrench on the crank. I'm stumped I'm a auto mechanic with a good bit of experience in motorcycle engines just never ktm. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Also inspected the kick start gears and removed the clutch pack everything looks fine and turns freely. Crank turns easy. but if I try to rotate the engine with the clutch basket or the kick start is nearly impossible. makes no sense.
 

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Yes between the carb and the head. I was trying to turn the engine over with the kickstarter by hand and I think it's just too much for us and I thought there was a problem but not.
 
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