All: I have been having issues with my 2008 Vulcan 900 Custom, with 33,000 Miles on it. Recently when the bike has been sitting for quite awhile, ie...Overnight, in the morning the bike is hesitant to start. I will power on the bike, and hit the starter button, and the starter and engine will spin, but the bike will not start. The starter will spin as long as the button is held. I just replaced the plugs, the bike has fuel, and the air cleaner is clean. I will continue to hit the starter button, and you can eventually smell gas, and if you twist the throttle any, the speed that the starter is spinning increases. After anywhere between 3-10 times pressing the starter, the bike will fire. When it fires, it settles into a very slow idle, very "Harley Potato-Potato", then the fast idle will catch up or it can be coaxed by slight twist of the throttle, and it will idle normally. After the bike is started the first time, it can be turned off and re-started normally, the bike fires as soon as the starter button is pressed. I can let the bike sit for hours, longest 4 hours, and it will fire instantly. The battery is new, less than one month, and when placed on the charger will show full charge within a minute. Only occasionally will the bike backfire either through the intake, or the exhaust, but only when twisting the throttle when it is trying to start. I am stumped, and was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar, or has any ideas. The service advisor at the local shop is stumped, because when I ride it in, it fires normally. I ride pretty much everyday and this is the first issue other than the stator that was replaced that I have had.