Hey TT'ers, I caught a rock a few weeks ago and put a gash in the bottom of my left c. case cover. It was still running when I noticed the gash and I shut her off. Since then, I have replaced the crankcase cover including the little seal that presses into the cover for the end of the crank shaft. While waiting for these parts, I also rebuilt my water pump (all parts except impeller) including the shaft, new water and oil seals. Now, she's all buttoned up and ready to go. I go to start her and it feels like it's twice as hard as normal to turn over. After about 6 kicks, she fired for a second...so there's spark...then nothing. Questions: Could these new seals cause the bike to be harder to turn over (not likely but ) Could I have screwed up the stator reinstall (or impeller) so that there rubbing now causing resistance? My deepest fear is that, even though she was running when I shut her down, there might be some internal damage from a chunk of case cover going through the engine. I'm going to pull the crankcase cover (left) back off and turn her over to see if the resistance is from something in there. Any other ideas? All help or comments appreciated.