Originally Posted by High Country Herb
Easy starting on the XL is all about proper tuning. If the valves are adjusted correctly (easy), and the carbs are in good shape with no leaks (not so easy), the XL starts as easy as the average 250.
That's what I'm saying. Mine starts in one or two stomps. I prime kick it a few times when cold with the decomp in so it's never a bear to get running. Before I went though everything it sucked, but now it's a piece of cake. Sure it takes longer than the magic button but it's never hard work. Also nice to not ever have to bust the battery charger out in spring or have to buy a new battery.