The twists before you go to TDC? I figure the moment I keep moving that piston around, some of the fuel I just prepped goes to the wrong place. I'll try it your way today, since I really don't like messing with the idle setting, although I am getting pretty darn good at it. My gas is always on - could that be a problem? Bought the bike like that and never had any gas spill. Guess I have to read that manual again and take another look at the Edelbrock setup. So far I've been blindly trusting the previous owner to have done everything right. Peter I never really thought about WHEN I twist the throttle, I did not think it mattered that much, maybe it does, I really don't remember how I did it last time. As to turning off the gas, I always turn it off after Iput it away as I have seen a few house fires from motorcycles dripping gas onto battery chargers and such.