Cold--3-4 bumps of the e-button (button out) and letting the pump stop running between bumps. Or, kick it once.
Hot--one bump if "El Jerko" has been shut off for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
Stall it under compression? Forget it. I can push that button all mother-loving day and after 7 or 8 tries, it might light off. I tried the "hold the slack out of the throttle" trick I read and the backfire was a really neat little cloud. OR, I can kick it 2-4 times.
There are times, God help me, that I want to push the button until my finger bleeds, the battery explodes, or the starter motor blows up. It's like that line from Tommy Boy where I want to yank the wheel into a gol'darn bridge abutment.
Does anyone else's bike act like a jerk? Mine has done this from day one, and is slightly worse after I had the CO level bumped to +8. I think the battery is a weak piece of monkey sh!t too. Trickle charging it makes no difference. Clean air makes no difference.
There are times when I really hate this bike and love this bike. I shoulda' bought a 2-smoke.