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I have to run starter for 45 seconds for engine to start

I have an 82 kawasaki kz 550 ltd. when it is cold i have to hold the starter for a long time as the engine slowly chugs to life. when engine is hot and i stop for gas or two hours or less, so engine stays warm, it fires right up no problem.
i ran a tank of sea foam laced gas hoping it was just clogged jets or something but no dice. it runs better now, but still has cold start problem.

here are some details that may help, when starting i can have no or very little choke, any more and i just run the starter. to get it to chug, it needs very little choke. when it is finally running it idles at 2k, It was about 1200-1500 but it was sluggish off the line so bad i adjusted up and its much smoother now.
I scrubbed down the distributor. at least i think its the distributor, the plate in front of the ATU with the magnets. a squirt of starting fluid into the airbox and it fired right up like youd expect, but on just gas its as described. i was going to pull the starter motor and check the brushes, but it doesnt make sense when starting fluid makes it fire immediately and it when its hot, it fires immediately, it seems as it cools the starting gets longer. any help is appreciated.
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