Submitted by Paul Pavlinovich
My Commando is VERY hard to start... one of these days I'll be bothered to figure out why...
  1. Open the needle valve one turn
  2. Engage the "kick crank" and push the engine slowly through compression with your hand over the air intake a couple of times re-engaging the kick crank each time it is thrown off
  3. Engage the kick crank again and quickly push the engine through compression, on about the 100th time it will fire and run spewing oily smoke everywhere until it warms up.
To stop the engine close the needle valve.