Re: Cold motor start
To start I generally twist in the idle screw, put the choke all the way on, pick up the back of the bike and step on the pedals. Just a quarter turn the engine fires right up in 40° weather. I then close the choke, let it idle high for a bit to warm up, turn down the idle and ride.
I ALWAYS let the engine run for a bit before I ride to make sure all the bearings are being well oiled. 2-strokes are prone to cold seizure if run hard without being warmed up. This has worked for over 3000 miles, so I'm keeping it up.