First off.. GREAT forum.. I just picked up an 01 YZ426 lastnight. I watched the previous owner hold the decompression lever and kick it 10 times, then halfway hold it and barely turn it over, then he stomped it and it fired. Is there a reason behind the 10 initial kicks??? I brought it home and tried the same trick and I couldn't even turn it over. I am 220 and I couldn't get it to budge when it came time for me to "kick" it. Luckily my neighbor (14 Year old) was there and his dad has an 02 426. He got her running for me . I felt like an idiot... But anyways, all he did was hold the decompression lever and kick it about a third of one stroke, then release the lever and stomp it. The monster came to life... All day today, that is what I did.. Just a third of a turn then whomp it. Fired first kick every time. So again... Is there a reason behind all of the initial kicks with the decompression lever in???? By the way, I love the bike.. It has a tons of power.. Love the forum and am looking forward to surfing these pages quite frequently..