the rear wheel isn't as big as it looks. it's trick photography. unfortunately, jason, i am kind of new, so some of the suggestions you made are, right now, beyond my ability to do alone. but i do have a decent group of people around me (mosquito fleet and all) that can help me with those issues. we're just all busy with the christmas season upon us.
brett, i took the exhaust all the way off, then started it to see if it was due to that needing cleaning. but the problem persisted and and my assumption then was that wasn't the problem. I'm going to get some jets that are larger and work from there. I just need to find time to spend with Tim P, who is busy trying to put an 80cc kit on his Sachs (http://www.livejournal.com/users/georgeitems/24303.html), so he's kind of busy.