Re: pushing the tickler....
Well I've conducted 3 separate test now (cold starts)and every one is correct, about the tickler.
I do not touch it, I go to full choke, and engine comes to life on the first good pull.
Feel kinda stupid, but I know I read that you were 'supposed' to tickle the carb before a cold start, thats why I did it.
From now on 'Me no tickle china girl'...
Any how another problem solved, I'm sure another one is just around the corner somewhere.
I thank everyone for their assist, I appreciate it.