I think that TT should have a forum dedicated to starting the bike. I have a 2001 YZ 426. I know the starting drill by heart. So no need to respond with the basic process. In fact, when I first got the bike I stalled it so many times that I can restart it in my sleep. Usually my bike starts with no problems 3 - 4 kicks. Lately I have been having a real problem getting it to restart out on the track. If I drag is back to the truck and put it up on the stand, it will start with no problems, but it's just a long walk pushing the bike back to the truck every time that I stall it. It will also bump start pretty easy as well. Here are some changes that I have noticed lately: 1). I've been going to a couple of new tracks, I tend to be slower at new tracks. Do I just need to take it somewhere and blow it out? 2). The idle seems to be low. It seems like I really have to feed it the gas to keep it going. (but this could just be in my head). If I have the hot-start button open the bike seems to almost idle at the right speed. It's a little high, but it gurgles right along. 3). The humidity is about 100% here in Ohio. It just won't rain. Previously when I could get it to restart on the track, the weather was kind-of cool and dry. 4). I tend to stall it in a corner when I'm on the gas. Maybe I'm just flooding it and the push back to the truck just lets the flood clear. 5). I don't always drain the float bowl when I'm done riding. I'm always in a hurry and sometimes i just don't do it. 6). Maybe I'm just tired. On the stand I usually get a solid kick. On the track, the suspension compresses and I lose some kick. I always hold the cross-bar so I'm not turning the throttle as I kick it. The cure-all is to change the plug. Whenever I change the plug, the bike fires right up. The old plug looks good. It is black, but not wet and no gunk. The electrode wear looks good too. Any thoughts?