Bringing an old A3 back from the dead, and first shot at trying to get it to fire up I got about 3 kicks before the pedal won't go back any longer. Turns forward fine, and I checked that I didn't hydrolock the cylinder. Also tried tipping the bike to the side and giving the bottom end a few love-taps to see if I could free up whatever mechanism is stuck.
I'm going to open the engine back up, reluctantly, and see what's going on but I was wondering if there's any advice as to what I should specifically be looking for here. In my research I see the A35 commonly has this issue attributable to a sprag clip but it doesn't look relevant for my old A3. Any suggestions/hints/tips?
Thanks in advance.