My setup has the handle / torque arm resting against a lug on the frame. This way, no movement of the bike when starting. Always be prepared for a kick-back or backfire.
mine is like that also. I believe it is the best way.
it is a pita without a torque stop.
it wasn't me, but-- a friend went to start the engine before the
stop bar was installed--
I told him to be careful it's gonna bite; " yeah , I got it " , he says .
he was the 1 that got spun .
since then, no 1 starts the engine but me.
I have compression releases on the engine.
24 volts through a big frame chrysler starter that has the nose cut off
and a 1 and 1/8 " impact socket welded on.
I never hang the starter on the engine.
if its got a good tune, it should not kick back.
diane flips the ignition toggle switch when it has a good spin going.