You will love the hot cam upgrade once you get it. When I bought my 02 426 6 months ago I had the exact same problems. The guy I bought it from started it in two kicks. When I got it home I tried for two days to get it started. I finnaly took it to my neighbor and he started it right up. Each bike has its own system. I know my bike inside and out now and I can get that thing to start easily now cold or hot. It is just a matter of experience with the bike. Once you learn the drill and spend time riding it you can get it started very easily. It also runs hot. I was washing my bike late one night and I started it and left it on the stand for a minute to turn out the lights and move it to the garage. When it came back I sat on it and thought "since when did I have a red light on my bike"? I quickly learned the header pipe glows a bright red after just a minute. I also learned the 426 gets hot real fast so I dont let it just sit and idle very long. Engine Ice works well for me. You may also want to buy a set of radiator braces or radiator guards. I ride my bike on tracks and woods and I was glad the couple of times I wrecked that I had them. Just my .02 cents Have fun with your bike. You will love it.