Hey all, I recently purchased a 1980 Kawasaki KL250A. The story: Bought it off a guy who said that one day he rode it into the shed and the next day it just would not start at all. This was 5yrs ago. When I got it home I checked the main things. Fuel, Spark, Compression. All three were good. I kicked and kicked but to no avail. I then did the sneaky put a little cap of fuel down the spark plug hole. Kicked over second go.. Was pretty rough but was to be a given being it had been 5yrs since it had been running. Turned it off and tried to kick it over again which it did. Problem is now that when it is cold it is still an absolute POS to try and start. I have done the following and with each thing have tried to start it cold and although I eventually get it, it takes it out of me. I reckon its at least 30 - 50 kicks. Fresh Fuel and checked all lines. Spark is Excellent. Carby taken off and cleaned and checked by a bike mechanic. <--- I thought this would be the savior but no deal. Replaced Battery with brand newy. <-- Was told this might help as the engine might be straining with trying to get the ACC going as well... A lot of my hope rested on this. But unfortunately no go. Like I said it does eventually kick over but it takes ages. I have tried with choke on and it never seams to work. but I know it does work because when it is running and I pull the choke the revs go up. When it is running when cold the idle is so rough.. I cant get it adjusted on the carb at all.. 1 minutes it sits about 1.500rpm then all of a sudden it just starts to rev. Sometimes to 4000rpm. So I try to turn the revs down and then it just stalls. Can never find a happy medium until it's warm.. The only other thing I can think off (and not sure if possible) is that maybe the compression is to weak ( if that can happen). Only because its really easy to push the kicker but sometime you don't feel anything at all.. ( its hard to explain but I hope you guys get it ) Anyways I hope someone has some ideas of what I can do to maybe rectify the situation. Thanks very much. Rob.