My Commando is VERY hard to start... one of these days I'll be bothered to figure out why...
To stop the engine close the needle valve.
- Open the needle valve one turn
- 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
- 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.