Howdy, just bought a 2000 650R with the standard HRC breathing mods. I am more than impressed and looking forward to slinging quite a bit of dirt and ruining many knobbies on the street. I have these starting questions: 1) Do you give it a throttle twist (as on the Yamathumper) before a cold start? 2) Has anyone bent the kickstand or kickstand mount by starting the bike by standing on the pegs with the kickstand down? It looks pretty beefy and it makes it much easier to get the leverage on the starter.