Seems like there are two camps when it comes to kickers. Those that can kick start it in one/two tries and those that kick it over 100 times before they can get it started. The first group doesn't seem to mind their kick start DR350's; the 2nd... 98 kicker means it is a non street legal dirt bike. At least from the factory. If you are ditching a KLR, you might want to look into your state laws regarding plating dirt bikes or if you care about road worthiness.