okay, I bought this '96 and it had been sitting in an unheated garage for 3 mos., brought it home, battery was junk, so bought a mf, also while at it iridium plugs, seafoamed new gas in tank, and drained bowls, couple of "specks" in one, filled bowls with SF and let sit over night, drained bowls, nothing new, air filters clean, new gas, plugs removed on carbs, 2-2.5 turns out, tried to start and this thing will wear your thumb out pushing the start button !!! it will crank forever and not hit, choke on is worse !! no question bike is running RICH, after she finally starts, she'll hit every time at the touch of the button. i have talked to Ccspinner about it and most of the above that was done is due to his much appreciated advice and knowledge. I do not want to bug him constantly though, so i am seeking some more advice on this issue, I have and do wrench on cars for some years now, new to bikes, so i am learning as i go. Also I have a '93 sitting beside the '96 for my girlfriend and of course, hers runs perfect!!, i have also 'marbelized' both bikes and done the r/r relocate and greased the splines, thanks to all on here for the pointers, this hard to start thing is pissn me off though, possible float problem? I await and thank all for any suggestions and/or comments, gotta get this bike running right!! '96 has 6k on it, GF's '93 has 8k.