I don't know how many of you out there are having difficultly starting the Sprint 1050 on cold mornings, but let me offer a reminder to open the throttle like a quarter to a third before hitting the button, like the owner's handbook suggests. The bike will fire after 2 or 3 seconds of cranking. You will learn to anticipate the number of revolutions right at the moment of starting so the throttle can be returned to the closed position thereby avoiding an rpm spike when the engine first fires up. I have used this method quite successfully on my 2005 ever since new with no ill effects. In fact, this bike has never required a jump start in the whole 29,600 miles. I ride it almost every day the temp is above freezing during the winter here in south eastern PA. It may sit without running for as long as 3 weeks or so. Still on original battery, and the rest of the bike is stock.