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Hard to start very hard when cold

1996 r600 wont start cold with out starting fluid. seems low on compression just bought this bike , know little about them.

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I had a 97 900rr that did the same thing, give it a tune up and make sure your choke cable is functioning correctly and it'll start with little problems when it's cold.

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