I thought that I would share this story with all of you, particularly those that have made the switch from 2 stroke to 4 stroke. My buddies and I were out riding yesterday and of course we decided to try each other's bikes out. We had gone in for an hour break so the bikes were cold by now. So my buddy who normally rides a 2 smoke hops on to my 4 stroke and starts kicking. He keeps kicking for 5 minutes and still hasn't lit the fire. So i've been riding my bike around the yard for a while and come in to see what's going on. He hops off and tells me he can't fire the "****in" thing. I hop on, make sure the gas is on and the choke on (sure enough it was, my friend isn't as retarded as he will seem from this story) and no joke, give it one kick and she fires right up. We all had a good laugh over that one. Not to mention the aforementioned buddy was redder than the plastics on his cr. The moral of the story is there is a way of starting these bikes and you will pick it up eventually. Practice is the key. So good luck.