Right now I have my bike tore down. I just put the top end back on the engine and I'm wondering if I slowly kick it if it should lock up where I need to use the compression release as it did before I disassembled everything? I tried kicking it over (slowly) but the kick starter didn't lock up. There currently isn't any oil in it yet, the valve cover is on, the spark plug is in, the carb is not on though. I don't know if there's something I can check before I totally assemble this and put all the fluids back in to realize there's something I forgot to check because the kick starter isn't locking up for me to use the compression release lever or is this normal with the carb off and no fluids in it?