I'm a bit of a newbie here. I've had a '72 CL 450 since April and it runs great! My problem is I have to kick start it because the electric start won't work. This isn't that bad but I figure if the luxery is there why not use it? The starter motor works fine and the chain spins, it just seems like something isn't catching. Every once in awhile it does catch just a little bit at the end when the starter motor is winding down. I'm thinking I'll have to pull the alernator to really see whats goin on, but I figure I'll ask here before I start taking things apart. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.