Well, after sending off for that 12mm adapter for my compression gauge, I'm pleased to report that it was a waste of money, LOL. The readings on both cylinders was a whisker under 180psi which is pretty amazing considering that it's a 31 year old engine and it should be 185. WOW!
So I am now a much happier bunny knowing that I don't have a broken piston-ring or a sticky valve. I can now focus elsewhere and I have almost no doubt that the problem is electrical based. I just need to fit the carbs back on (with the new inlet rubbers which arrived today) and start looking at the alternator and/or pickup-coil.
See you next time!
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