I have just completed a rebuild of the top end of my 88 XT600. I finally got things back together today and fired the bike up (What a great feeling to hear the motor kick over after you have spent so much time putting it together). I believe that I have the compression release hooked up incorrectly however, because the bike seems to be much harder to kick and has actually kicked back a couple of times (what a ride). Can anyone give me a description of exactly how it should look? Right now the lever is parallel with the ground and facing the front of the bike. The lever travels a total of about .33 inches when I am kicking the bike. The spring is returning the lever to its resting place after I kick. It seems to me that all of this is correct. Is it possible I don't have something hooked up under the rocker cover? I can pull the compression release lever out about 1 inch from its resting spot away from the side of the motor-I didn't mess with it before so I don't know if that is the way it is supposed to work.