hey, this probably sounds stupid to ask but i'm not the best mechanic so am looking for some advice/ideas. my 09 seems to have lo compression compared to seasons before, which is understandable at the 60 or so hours on stock piston and rings. Starts fine cold with a few kicks (normally 2 or so if i do ti at tdc and don't kick like i'm the flash), can be a fight to get going when it's hot though (after say 20m riding) at times. It runs great when actually running and all, but seems to be low on compression once i get past tdc kicking it over... not like completely lacking, trying to push the kickstart down is still really really difficult (don't ask, I was bored lol) but the lack of resistance when kicking is worrying me The valves are being checked/adjusted if needed this week, which may be out of spec causing the hot start issue, so I am just looking to get an idea what I may be in for re: the low compression.. I don't want to throw an arm and a leg at it at this point being an 09 but a bit to last another season is. What else could be the cause of low compression other then the piston/rings? Like I said i don't have any other problems other then the hot starting issue and kicking it over seems to lack resistance now, though it will start without a fight cold. Any advice/hints would be great Thanks!