Re: any motor heads?
Just make sure you have spark and fuel and she should fire up. Just make sure that you put mix (gas + oil) since it's a 2 stroke. If you said the kickstart doesn't work then just roll it and dump the clutch and see if you can't get it to at least fire. The motor does turn over right? I don't think you said that.
Edit: And yes, the proper term is "Gearhead"
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'