I am working on a 1998 Kinetic. It has terrible pickup compared to my Puch and any other peds I have ridden. Also, it doesn't run unless I hold the choke. I have put a piece of electrical tape on the air intake and it runs better but I am afraid it will fry the plug. It only has 1100 miles on it. Here is what I have done so far: Carb clean three times, exhaust port clean, air filter clean, new plug, cleaned petcock and filter. It sounds like this is a common problem with this model as I have read other posts??