I have a 2002 XR 400 that I turned into a 430. Love the power and have been an XR fanatic for many years but ever since I bored it out, the compression is almost too much to handle when it comes to kickstarting. Without a question, it's harder to kick over than my buddy's XR650 and on some efforts I can't get it to kick through at all. When the bike is cold, I can choke it and the Mikuni pumper carb helps it start on the 2nd or 3rd kick almost every time. However, If I accidentally let the bike stall after 10 or 20 seconds, it will usually start again pretty easily but if it stalls out 2-3 times before it gets warm, my troubles start and I can't get the bike started again so I just let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes. Once the bike is warm, it idles fine and does not stall. However, after I've been riding for a while and the bike is hot and I want to come to a stop, I kill the engine at my own risk because it can be a major chore getting it to restart. Again, I may have to wait for 5 -10 minutes or just hope I'm on a hill so I can bumpstart it. Any advice for getting this thing to start a little easier or making the compression more manageable? Sometimes I'll just pull the decompression lever in and it will start with the lever squeezed in. Thanks for your input.