Here's my story. I bought my '99 recently and it had a bad stumble in the mid RPM's. So, I did a rough carb clean and installed the JD jet kit. Problem remained. With help from the jetting forum, I checked my valves to find that the intake were tight, so I adjusted them and did the YZ timing at the same time. I also moved my needle to the 4th clip position. After these changes I got the bike started, but it died while warming up and I could never get it restatrted. Then when it was completly cold (several days passed) it started 2nd kick! I just got back from the dunes. It started up fine when COLD and ran great. I stalled once, used the hot start and got it started after about 5 kicks. BUT if the bike sits for an little while, there is no starting it. It won't even try..... It's like it either has to be completely cold or started immediately after stalled or it's just not gonna happen. After reading old posts I'm thinking my remote hot start is not working properly. Now that I think about it, I did ride shortly with it on and the bike seemed to run okay. How can I test the hot start? Also I am going to check my accel pump and float level. Does anyone have some other advise for me. I appreciate any and all comments. Thanks.