If your C of G allows,I would reccomend replacing the single spring with multiple springs as springs do break. A single will leave you stranded where a multiple will only sag. As an aside there has been a few discussions on maule v's Matco tail wheels !
Fly. Or don't fly,the area in between isn't a place for newbies. However, time spent taxiing at a brisk walking pace is invaluable as it lets a pilot get a 3 point sight picture firmly ingrained,and is good practice for getting more comfortable with the machine.I find the tapered cowl on a kitfox is one thing that really throws first time KF pilots,A small felt pen mark on the windscreen is a good aid for setting up a true approach.check whether it is also legal to taxi an aircraft,as taxiing here is classed as p.i.c so needs to be authorised by a suitable instructor.
Don't panic yet Vance,my setup needed multiple turns initially.the restricter orifice to the air cleaner has a huge impact on sensitivity,as already stated ,start big and work back to a smaller reference orifice.now up to 10.000 ft is covered in just less than one turn.
Rotax have put a lot of thought into their oil injection system (ever noticed the little casting bump in the intake!)it works real well. We had an issue with one of the club planes with premature wear,the oil injection was immediately blamed. The crank was replaced and This time the oil setup was checked,yup 100:1 AVEREGE oil mix!!!! . PLEASE all 582 owners check the oil is being delivered in the correct quantity (70:1 is good) these engines are incredibly reliable if set up and treated well.
Flying backward is fun.One of our local pilots flew a circuit,maintaining an into wind heading the whole way! 45 kts is the most I have flown in.to add insult to the situation,even the logging trucks were passing me like I was standing still.
I changed to Dex cool about 200 hours ago nil problems.A Small irritating weep from the waterpump (912)at rest went away almost straight away.my 582 has done around 500 hours over 5 years with Dex cool cool,at maintainance time the radiator and engine are spotless.