I have to kick the bike over 10 times before it will start but when its running it runs great bottom end and top end its solid but its just brutal starting the **** thing i have a few ideas about what it may be but whos knows, any help would be appreciated
there is a wee trick that works for when its cold, get the bike almost on its left hand side, lay it down so hand grip is almost on the ground, let the fuel run out of carb,stand her up again, two small kicks to turn it over then one big kick, good luck
i have also tried diffrent socks and closing one eye sometimes that helps but not often
i had issues starting my 92kx250 when i first got it.. i couldn't even kick it over when i went to check it out take it for a spin.. but the other guy did it no problem.. got it home.. next day i did about 20 kicks and nothing.. next day i go out in a pair of workboots and bam first kick.. i have broken the bottom rubber on 3 pairs of shoes while kicking it over and find it very had to kick over in a pair of shoes (although i use skate shoes which have a very soft sole) but when i throw on work boots with a very hard sole/bottom shel fire in at most 3 or 4 kicks.. but normally first or 2nd..
how fresh is the top end , piston, rings,power valve ect? might seem tight but not really.. do you keep the carb empty when not riding? silly i know but clean properly oiled filter? does your bike idle?
depending on how long it sits , the fuel can get rancid, if you buy pump gas and buy it here and there you never know what you are getting. a good practice is shutting off the fuel and running it empty if its going to sit for a while . when its cold try slowly rolling the motor over 4 or 5 times with the choke on, then one good kick, works for every 2 stroke i have. ( 10 )actually. i'm not a geru but i do all my own bike work and service on everything i have . its not cool breaking down in the middle of the desert, and while racing even worse. still sounds to me like a compression problem tho. hard to fix when it aint here.. sorry your having trouble thats a sweet ride to own!!