Ok so I just bought this bike. When I tried to start with the electric start it acted as though the battery was dead, but it started on first kick and seems to run awesome. Very fun bike. I put in a new battery and low and behold, no fricken change. The relay activates and it seems like it wanted to turn over but no. So I ordered and installed a new starter thinking perhaps the starter is bad. NOPE!! Same problem. Then I started thinking about how hard the bike was to kick over. It's much harder than my RM 250, but initially I just thought perhaps it's because it's 13 years newer. I got to thinking about the compression... So I took the spark plug out and tried again. The starter turns over perfectly. So my question is what the hell?? Anybody got any ideas? I reached out to the guy I bought it from to ask if he did any recent top end work, but I can't imagine he would have on such a new bike, (80 hours) but he hasn't responded.