How many kicks should it take to start an '04 YZ 450 cold turkey? When the motor is cold and with the choke engaged, it takes about 5-6 kicks to start my YZ. Once the bike gets hot (after 5-7 laps), I am often forced to let the bike cool down for 5 minutes before I can even start it again-even using the hot start. Is this normal for this year model YZ? I have heard both "yes" and "no" from locals.