After literally years of alternating between ignoring the project and working on it feverishly, time has finally arrived to get my CT70 project running. It has a brand new Lifan 125 motor. But, after trying for 30 minutes to get it to start, it won't run, or even catch and stumble. My legs are tired after the fruitless kick starting exercise. No doubt there is compression. I will try again this weekend. Maybe I am doing something wrong? The key is in the ON position. I tested for spark and there is spark at the plug. Tried with the choke both closed and open. I squirted some starting fluid both down the intake manifold and even a squirt in the plug hole. Nothing. I do not think the float bowl is full...but figured the starting fluid would get it going enough to have the vacuum pull in enough fuel. Is there a trick to starting these little motors the first time?