Joew: I'm afraid I've gotten you off track here. The screws weren't loose on the carb to reed plate, they were tight. I was referring to how easily the reed plate pulled off the crankcase after the screws were off. I thought maybe it would've been glued or something. There is no other problems with engine or crankcase, sorry I got you going in that direction. I think I'll swap carbs and go from there. When it loads up it feels like a govenor is stopping the bike. Man what a pain. I'm going to get it running real good and sell it at Hershey. Or maybe trade it for a Tomos Targa or something.