It fired right up with no kickback, life is good again! I was really concerned that I had ignition problems, but it turns out when your engine is basically 180 degrees out of sync you get major kickback and poor starting/running conditions as well. The Zeel ignition works just as it should.
It’s still snowy and cold here in MI, so I’m going to wait on adjusting the jetting, etc. for another month or so. I’m just thrilled to know that when that time comes I’ll be good to go. I also want to consider getting it on a dyno to further tune it, TBD.
I still have several small things to figure out before it’s completely done. All of my electrical checked out, so now I need to tidy up all of the wiring. The rear brakes wouldn’t pump up, so I need to figure out what’s going on there. I’m still waiting on a couple small things as well, e.g. poly guard for my swingarm skid plate, radiator overflow bottle holder, and turn down exhaust tip. I need to check/adjust the suspension as well.