No electric starter, I can kick start the bike by basically standing on it (i'm 200lbs), can't really kick it if I'm sitting on the bike. ~175psi each cylinder, 2nd overbore. I ask because my father in law's triumph is pretty effortless.
Put it in 2nd gear and roll it backwards until it comes to a stop, against compression. Slip it back into neutral and kick it from the top of the stroke. That way you will be turning the engine and(hopefully) building up momentum, for part of a turn, before it comes up against compression. Jumping on the lever is a great way to break parts, push down until you feel the gears mesh, then heave on the kickstarter.
I've never had a problem starting my CB360 or 450 while sitting. It's a good practice to turn it around slowly, until you come to the point of most resistance (one cylinder on compression stroke), and then starting it. Although it is still fairly easy. I have a couple Italian Moto Morinis, with the kickstarter on the left side. I always have to get off the bike to start them...
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