Ok gentlemen. I bought a 2000 YZ426 which I have started maybe 3 times in the last 5 years due to job change and a 1200 mile move. Bike was stored propperly. So I want to get on it now and problem. I can kick through the whole stroke of the engine. Typically the YZ426 comes to an abrupt halt on compression stroke, and then the starting procedure beings. My bike kicks through easily as if I was holding the decompression lever in at all times. So Im guessing the cable for decompression is stuck or the mechanism for the decompression release is stuck holding open a valve. This is my first 4 stroke, as before this I always rode 500cc 2 stroke. So naturally with human nature Im afraid of something I dont know of or have expereince with. So any insight, suggestions, expereince from other Yamaha YZ owners. Thanks in advance for any responses!