hey kids, thanks for the tips... i just cleaned my carb thoroughly.. it had been sitting for probably 15 years... the carb looked like someone had been using it to cook filet mingon or something... nasty. i adjusted the stop screw, but it didnt do much (anything)... any other help on it would be rad... but as for now, this thing pretty much rocks and rolls. i would also like a new front rim... mine was pretty awfully bent so bought a used puch one from the local moped shop and it fits, but im worried that my front tire is gonna fly off. the front brake setup doesnt quite fit flush against the rim. it seems pretty tight, but burning down the many hills of cincinnati has me a little worried.