Sun shining today (for a change) so as well as fitting solo seat on (see "what did you do to..." topic) I thought maybe I should find out if it still works, as it's not been run for 2 months.
Temps close to freezing, 2 - 3 days worth of unmelted frost still in the shadows, outdoors.
Really hammered the battery getting to go, like 5 - 10 minutes. Fortunately it had had a top-up charge couple of days before. Kick starter merely proves clutch works and engine turns round, and that's all.
A few pops, so is trying to go but exhaust stinks of unburnt gas so WAAAY too rich.
Finally got it to go as follows: hold down starter button and repeatedly open and close twistgrip, opening it to get some clean air blowing thru and try clear out the unburnt gasoline, then eventually, on one time the throttle was closed it started. (Note won't start while throttle is open.)
Soon as it got going it ran perfectly, as tho nothing in untoward! I left it to idle for 20 minutes, with battery charger plugged in again as we know the alternator doesn't charge while idling. The mains charger kept it up >13V which seemed to marginally help the idling speed, and after maybe 20 minutes the idle speed reached warm engine speed, or as far as I could tell.
2016 Ural cT, in glorious terracotta