I got a 98 YZ400F and it ran great till I sucked water and sand in the piston "ouch" thats another story tho. I have head NOT to give it gas when starting the bike. Well my bike you almost have to rip the throttle when you kick it over just wondering what the big commotion is about that? What are the effects of doing it long term or short term? ohh and don't say it floods the bike because like I said when I give it gas is when my bike starts if I don't it wont.