'06 XR 650 R I rode my Pig about a month back.... yeah I know, I should ride more.... but a man has to work Anyhow, When I rode it last it started up real easy and ran great (as usual) I tried to start it yesterday and it took about 30 kicks to fire it up. I figured it was old gas, so I gave it fresh gas with a dose of Stable. It seems to run fine when I can get it running, it's very hard to start and will back fire (real loud) during the starting process. I know all about the "kick to clear" and hot start stuff, but I think I have old gas / gummed up pilot circuit or something because apart from the hard start, at least 50% of the time, If I blip the throttle it'll just die and be really hard to start after that. I'm going to clean out the carb in the morning and check the valves, the back firing has me a bit worried. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Roald.