My friend removed the clutch cover and found the primary gear nut loose. He said that the crank bearing on that side was a bit loose too. He is going to tighten the primary, check everything else for tight and close it up. Rebuild crank etc. this winter he says.
I have to rebuild my 84 this winter due to low compression and who knows what else...
I am thinking about documenting the work with a "good" video. Not a long boring remove every screw video but a highlight, overview and specific points to watch out for. I watched one on youtube and found it to be helpful but missed some important points to watch out for. I hope to do a bit better and be specific. It will be edited by me. Another area of interest for me...
Yes, it did seem a bit too easy to kick so is probably low on compression. My 86 has 170 lbs. compression and even with the compression release, it is a lot to kick over.