Originally Posted by a1fa
What is your hot-start secret?
Mine starts first kick when hot. Just use the decomp lever, find TDC and then kick. Fires up on the first kick at least 80% of the time and I can't think of any time it took more than 3 kicks.
Cold start is my problem... I prime with a dozen decomp kicks and then give it two real kicks with the choke on. It rarely starts. I then take choke off and just kick it from TDC until it starts -- takes a lot longer when cold and probably averages 20 kicks to start it for the first time. It often dies after a few seconds of idling for a few times. Then takes a few minutes to warm up before I can give it throttle without dying.