Honda always starts easy, my GX31 is always first pull, my GX25 is 2 pulls. I read the 326 is easy starting. Honestly, I never have any brand that take more than 5 pulls. One comment, the 4 cycles like Honda is so much easier to pull. All the 2 cycles are so much tighter to pull. When I start the 2 cycle 65cc Maruyama bp, I have to use my left foot to step on the frame base, push down on the engine cover on top with my left hand before pulling. If I don't use my feet, I had twice pulled so hard that I pull the blower loose and came up with the pull rope.