Is the Gen 2 VMAX known for being a little hard to start? On mine ('09, 15K) I installed Delkevic pipes (decatted), a K&N air filter, and had the ECU reflashed by Gurued Gear (he suggested the Holeshot map). As I recall, the bike was a reluctant starter even before those changes. I basically push the starter button for a couple of seconds, then have to try one or two more times before it starts. This is only an issue when the engine is cold.