i just picked up this '77 motobecane and cant get it running. I have good spark, good compression, and recently cleaned the carb completely. when i try to start it it just turns over and nothing happens. i have even machined a coupling so i can use a cordless drill to get the motor to turn over in my small shop to no avail. one thing i am concerned about is the lack of a needle on the throttle. on my honda express there is a needle on the throttle but the motobecane doesnt have one - is this normal/correct? one reason i suspect this is the fact that when i am turning the bike over and give it a little gas, it just flows out of the exhaust (which is definately not good). any help would be GREATLY appreciated. anyone out there from cleveland? thanks for your help.