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A small handful of times in the past 2 weeks the starter hasn't engaged the engine when thumbing the starter button. Instead of an "I'm trying to turn the engine" sound, it just makes a hum. In order to get the starter to engage, I have to pop the engine into gear, and rock the machine. . .and really I just have to bump it, just enough for the engine to grab and stop the wheels from rolling. Then the starter engages, fires the machine up, and all is well.

Any idea what is going on here?
 

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Is this a guaranteed problem for all k-bikes? I hear about it a lot and I haven't had it happen yet. Are regular oil changes enough or should I just do a preemptive strike with a cleaner/detergent next change?
 
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