and now its harder to kickstart? ... did I get them too tight? It's just like it's got a hard spot that is kind of hard to kick thru, real hard using all my weight. I made sure it was on the compression stroke (i'm pretty sure) and it was on TDC but not perfect, because I couldn't get it to stop exactly on the | T mark. Using the engine bolt, I went through the strokes a bunch of times trying to make sure, but the valves did have a little play, so I thought I was in good shape... I got the new NGK 9z sparkplug in, and she purred like a kitten When riding it today I could really tell the difference, but seems like I can still here the rockers or valves making noise under much throttle, or either the timing chain, so idk. Also, did you guys torque up the locknuts on the valve adjusters? Because I just used a boxed end wrench... I heard one guys came off and wedged in the cam. This job did take me a while, but wasn't that bad, it was my first time doing it. Should it have that hard spot though, when starting it?? thx for any help y'all.