>>above the engine where the "plugs" are there is this round silver "thingy" that has 2 plug slots on it and i have 1 plug, WTF is it and how do i know which plug?<<
That's a 12V Flasher unit, and simple enough to figure out what goes where - if the turn signals don't flash...it's hooked up wrong.
>>do you have any ideas?<<
Yeah...the bead has to be fed into the L-shaped metal piece a certain specific way...it's a little hard to figure out, and not real obvious....but look at it and watch how it works when you pull the throttle.
Thing is, if the bead (blob of metal at the end of the throttle cable) is fed in there wrong, it'll do this...it managed to even drive me and Fred up the wall for a couple minutes.
Hope that'll help some.