i think this was the reason for my first post on tt. i washed my bike and my guess is that because i did it and left it on the stand (leaning to the aus 'passenger side') and didnt try to start it for about 3-4 days and nothing. ( i believe)the water in the spark plug well sat in there and caused rust. how this created ignition problems i don't know, but a new plug and 1 kick and it went. I have replaced 5 spark plugs in 2700km and i'm going to plug the hole now when i wash it, and remove it when i'm finished, just like an exhaust plug then start it and run it for about a minute or two.