I'll just call this "Anna’s hot tips for starting your bike" I'm pretty sure this won't qualify for a tech article I was watching my husband this afternoon from the warmth of the house. He was struggling in the cold to start a dirt bike that had been setting for a couple months. He doesn’t like to take advice from me, being his wife, but you might benefit from my vast knowledge of all things mechanical. So here’s Anna’s drill for the hard to start dirt bike. First, make sure that it has fresh fuel. Turn the fuel dealie to “on”. Open the whats-it on the carb. Kick it four times. If it sounds like, coo choo, coo choo, close the whats-it and kick it four more times. Still not running? Open the whats-it again and kick it four more times. If it hasn’t started by now it may be an electrical problem. Check the thing-a-ma-jig. Pull the thing-a-ma-jig cap off and remove it with a thing-a-ma-jig wrench. Put it back in the cap and hold it against the engine case. Kick it over and check that the thing-a-ma-jig makes a spark. No spark, you need a new thing-a-ma-jig. If it sparks, put it back in. With the thing-a-ma-jig in, open the whats-it and kick it four times. If it makes a coo choo coo choo pop coo choo pop pop sound; turn the gas thingy a little and kick it again. It should be running now, mine would be. Hope that helped . . .