- Aug 6, 2003
It must be some kind of four stroke ritual, but this thing takes at least 30 very hard kicks to start when cold, once warm, one easy kick is all it takes. The bike is completely stock, new plug, clean filter. I follow the manual's cold starting instructions explicitly, and it doesn't want to start. Once she finally fires, it won't idle unless i constantly blip the throttle until it warms up. Ambient air temperature doesn't seem to make any difference. Please help me, my legs can't take much more!