A while back I traded a 1986 R80GS for some labor and a bit of cash. It has sat for quite a few years with a hole in the valve cover and some other minor issues. I finally have started tinkering with it and one thing I noticed is that the kick starter seems to feel broken. It does not engage the motor till pretty far down in the stroke and then it does not always retract on its own. It seems to retract sometimes but not always. I have NO experience with a sideways kickstart bike. How should it feel? If this sounds like a problem, what might that be and how do I check for the problem? Thanks folks.