I have an 01 WR426. It always starts on the first kick after sitting in my garage for almost any length of time, or once warmed up out on the trail. However, after a trip in my truck bed, it takes quite a bit more effort to start it but not enough that it has ever bothered me. The last time I rode, I hauled the bike on a new receiver hitch mounted bike carrier, and I couldn't start this bike to save my life! I finally did get it going after probably 50-75 kicks, but I was worn out before I even hit the trail. Is there something about hauling a bike that makes it hard to start? Especially the rocking motion of a hitch carrier? Is the bike getting flooded somehow, or starved for fuel? And before this comes up, yes I do know the proper starting drill and I do have the gas turned off during transport and on during starting!