It's fixed! Woo-hoo!
And to all of you that offered advice....
I honestly don't remember what fuel screw setting I ended up at (I'll check it later), but the idle setting apparently was the trick.
I took kawabuggy's (and others) advice and turned the idle up about 1/2 turn, and it started on the second kick.
The exact routine was:
- Kick 3x with decomp lever engaged (to prime cyl.).
- Full choke
- Release decomp lever and slowly kick until I feel compression build.
- Engage decomp lever and kick about 10 degrees past TDC.
- Release decomp lever and bring kick lever to top.
- Kick like ya got a pair!
Once the bike has warmed up, I just drop the idle level a little.
I did this Saturday morning before I went to the gun show and it worked. I was gone all day and repeated Sat. night and it worked again!
Sunday I went riding with my son and the same routine worked again.
That's three consecutive attempts from a dead cold engine and all three times my bike lit off within 2-3 kicks.
I admit that I don't understand why it works, though.
Doesn't a higher idle adjustment just crack the slide open a bit to let more air in? My bike isn't running rich on the slow circuit, though. I went from a 65pj to the 68pj because of some popping down low and an erratic return to idle, which I think means too lean on the slow circuit.
I don't friggen care. It works fine now and I aint gonna mess with it!
Thanks guys for all the help and letting me vent.