Originally Posted by Poolside
You have some good questions, EK. My comments above appear in orange. The severity of the startup and drive-off problems you describe seem to indicate a problem with the bike.
Thank you. Any suggestions on where I should start troubleshooting, based on the hard start issue? The other interesting thing about this is it only happens on the first start up of the day. If the motor is at all warm, it fires right up. Also, I only get the hesitation/stumble on the first few tip in/leading throttle events after a hard start.
Thanks! I'll read through it again.