Some days I go out , fuel on, choke on, kick twice, bikes purring, other days, like today, I am better off going to the gym for legs day as it wrecks me. The &%$#@! of a thing is more temperamental than a drunk woman. I don't know much about bikes but since I got it, replaced spark plug and bled brakes (not that brakes have anything to do with starting) Once its hot, starts easy enough but still sometimes its a maggot that I want to light on fire. Am finding TDC before kicking, using the decomp lever to do so.. Hot start when its hot .. Choke when its cold Its a 2001 drz400 not an E or S Stock Am getting tired of this bikes antics, am contemplating selling it and investing in a newer bike. But if it won't start , it wouldn't be worth more than a handful of pennies..