I am also trying to find something consistent about the problems but I can’t. At first I thought it was something getting wet from riding in heavy rain. But that didn’t seem to pan out. Then I thought it was a very lean fuelling problem, that got much worse when I rode in the cold. This made sense to me with problems showing up in Russia and Canada but then you threw that theory out. Not very cold where you are. But the last 2 times I rode it this year was 2 degrees Celsius and ran like garbage. The next day 13 degrees and ran great.Yea, mine pretty much is the same. I can’t figure out if it’s doing some kind of self-test during initial startup or if there’s really something wrong with it. I can’t seem to find any consistency, sometimes it does it, sometimes not. It doesn’t seem to have much in the way of an increased idle when cold, maybe the throttle body needs cleaning, maybe it’s the plugs becoming worn, I just don’t know. One thing I have been doing lately when starting cold is to turn the key on and run the throttle to wide open and closed again before thumbing the starter, thinking maybe it might take a MAP reading at that point, I don’t know but the miss/knock seems to have abated a bit. Maybe it’s just pissed that I haven’t taken it off road in a while, maybe I’ll take it out this weekend and flog the hell out of it.