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I have a 03 ET2 and it has been really hard to start this spring on cold mornings. What is doing is I have to roll it over 20-30 times before it will finally kick off and it still takes it a minute to come up to idol. Once running though, it runs great.

I am assuming its the automatic choke but thought I would make a quick post to have a couple others confirm. Much appreciated in advance.
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When did you last change the spark plug?
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I am not sure but it has not been that long ago and certainly not many miles ago. I have been fighting with gremlins for a little while now. The fuel tank tap was bad, got some trash in the carb after that. I got those fixed and then the starter relay went out. Now that its all back together, I have this.

I have what seems to be good spark, but a plug is a easy place to start.
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Tight exhaust valve?
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wbdvt wrote:
Tight exhaust valve?
It's a 2-stroke. Hint in the name.
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Ah I missed that. Old age is a bear!!
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