would the exaust being plugged cause more of a problem at higher RPM than at lower (idle). When it was running, it was idling very nicely. I've tried to pull the sleeve out but coudn't get it. I'll try and have another crack at it after I get it started again. We'll see what happens with the coil etc.
Funny, if I'm going to have this much trouble with a moped I may consider scrapping it and getting my self an old Harley to work on. I figured this would be 1,2,3 and I'd have something to putz around on. What a headache.