Just thinking; if you're going kickstart only, you might really NEED plenty of KACR. You might temporarily disable the KACR (Tom has a post telling you how) and see how it works out kickstarting before you alter the KACR. If the bike starts easily with the KACR disabled, maybe you don't need no stinkin' KACR at all, and you can remove it.I found this today. Is there a way to measure or visually inspect the KACR? Mine wouldn't be overly grumpy to start but there were times it would turn over quite a few time to start. It didn't seem out of the ordinary to me but I have no experience to judge otherwise. I suppose I could just inspect and carefully grind it down a little since I am going to kickstart only.