1) I have come to the conclusion I have a 1 speed. So, that would explain the no shifting.... but she still is slow off the line and up hills.
2) I will go over the screws and make sure they are all tight.... I tuned the idle when the ped was hot and it does not stall nearly as much.... so maybe it is just fine tweaking from here or a small leak.
But back to the lack of power problem... I am thinking about taking the carb apart and cleaning it (seems to be common consensus on what to do) but am really pretty scared of carborators... I accidentially took the top off mine once and it took me 30 min. to get the spring and parts back in place... And that was just the top of the carb. Anyway - keep the advise comming!