Re: Hard cold start
Does it have a choke? and are you using it?
Once the engine starts, I have found that you need to ease back on the choke for a block or so, then release it completely. But that was on my cb900F.
On an FI bike like my 929, I let it warm up for the time it takes to click it into first, then I'm off! I used to wait at least 30 seconds, but Dan Kyle told me there's not reason to do that.