Hey guys sorry I haven't checked up, I sold the DR I had for 19yrs to a friend in need so it's back on the rode working as a motorcycle courier bike which is pretty much what all of the 4 total owners all used it for.
32 years on the road as a courier bike and still....um....kicking...no pun intended.
I do agree with the "wait for the decomp snap" method.
That was how I started my old Honda XL600's.
The video method is just what worked reliably for me but you really have to figure out what formula or voodoo dance works for you and your bike every time.
I am glad it helped and relieved hours of exhaustion and frustration (been there
And got ya'll in the ballpark.
I had to go back to the new owners house 5 times till he finally figured it out, and also to reassure him that it was indeed HIM and not the bike. Really, it was a "look dude I didn't sell you a piece of crap" thing on my part. He was convinced when his 65 year old neighbor came over and started it right up that "yes indeed it is ME and I better figure it out"!....LOL
Anywho, thanks for the good words....I'm still riding my KLR hard and picked up an old school Airhead BMW GS which has electric and kick start..new kick start new learning curve..but that's what makes it fun right?