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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..

 

 

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Hard cold start is usually tight valves.

https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/718276-drz-valve-clearance-check-and-adjustment-plus-cam-timing/

Figure out which carb you have, either Mikuni BSR36 or Keihin FCR39.  Take a look at this spread sheet, tabs at bottom for your carb/exhaust.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HNSB3DrqJqHTInjVDKKS4HNSHZPbdK0ElbfNI5HxuZg/edit?hl=en#gid=1172546203

See if these suggestions help. 

 

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The &%$#@! of a thing is more temperamental than a drunk woman.
 



Odd, those are easiest type to get their motors running.

The bike is not had to start by nature. You have an underlying issue. Valves, air leaks, dirty/ worn carburetor, low compression are just a couple possibilities.
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Stator is going ,check resistance of stator coils

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