T4, Looks like I'm diagnosing a start problem in that photo of my bike huh? Nope, just helping another inmate with his stator/start problem by duplicating a voltage measurement of the lighting coil with an AC meter. You have to read back some more pages in this thread to see the stator discussion. My soon to be 29 year old XR is currently running as well as expected given Honda's reputation for reliability. Only time starting is an issue is when temps drop below 40F. On those winter mornings when I know it will warm up enough during the day, I just place a small electric space heater on a box next to the bike's engine and warm it up a little while I get ready. The bike usually starts with the first decent swift kick (after performing the thumper priming/positioning drill). You don't want to know about my jetting, its unique to the dual carb RFVC XR5s.