Hello. i ran into a weird situation yesterday and i was wandering if anyone else has seen the same thing or has any suggestions. I was just doing some rutine maintenance and had the spark plug out. I put it back in and was going to start it when i notice that it was kicking over fairly freely without the decompression lever pulled (it was not stuck either-it looked normal from the outside). i was even able to kick it over with using my hands (definately a problem). i kicked it over about 20 -30 times, and the compression started to come back to what seems to be normal, then she fired up and ran normal? what the heck is going on? The only thing i can think of is that maybe some dirt got in thrue the spark plug hole and held a valve open or something. Matt.