Ok, the plug was shorting. Go figure. Thats never happened to me in my whole life but hey, what the hell. So I replaced the plug and it ran for about a minute until it shorted that one too! (By shorting I mean it soaked the insulator with gas..) I had the mixture turned all the way down too. Now I guess I have to just keep putting new plugs in it and seeing if it will eventually run for me, while eeking out the mixture settings. How often does a maxi usually eat a plug? How sensitive is one with the appropriate carb to mixture changes? Im going to put a wider gap on the next plug to insure a really hot spark. .016 was way too small I think.