One thing that I will add though, holding about 1/5-1/4 throttle while kicking will usually help quite a bit when kick starting hot or cold.
wildbill - it could be yours!
Not on a fuel injected UCE.They don't like to have their throttle open at all when they start.Using the Bi-Starter lever when the engine is cold will sometimes help them start better though.
But it's not a UCE. Is it?