So today I decided to fire up the ol 426 after a few months rest. Sounds easy enough right? Well, several hours later I finally got er lit. Is this normal after storing a bike for a while? The reason I ask is I've had this same experience a couple times now with my 426. Once I get it started that first time it starts no problem there after as long as I ride it fairly often. Once it sits for a few months though, it's a bear to get going again. Before you answer, let me give you the details on what I did to get her going. I tried kicking it a few times just to see if by chance it would start, but when it didn't show any signs of life, I figured I wouldn't waste any more time without cleaning the carb. I had forgotten to drain the carb the last time I rode it so I pretty much expected I would have to clean it. I replaced the plug with a new one, drained the old gas out of the tank and put in new. After that, it took a LOT of kicking to finally get it started. Once it started it ran well and seemed to start again no problem. Does this seem normal to you guys? Thanks.