i keep reading things saying that these bikes are hard to start and have starting problems and such. ive got a 01 wr426 and it usually starts up after a few kicks when cold and first kick when warmed up. ive got two friends with 426s and two other friends with 250fs and they dont have problems either. so from what ive seen if you know how to start the bike its no problem. but if you dont it can be a problem, as ive seen another friend of mine kick and kick a 426 (it was borrowed and i think the first time hed ever started one, but he rode it for a while and still never got the hang of it) when i could start the thing first kick. so whats the deal here? are there masses of people that dont know how to start their bikes or is my idea of a hard starting bike different from other people? or are me and friends just lucky?