So, in response to my earlier post, my timing was indeed off which was most likely causing my four stroking issue. However, I thought it best to start a new thread, as I have a new, specific question... I hope this is okay with people... If not, my apologies.
So, here it is. My timing is off. but the urban express manual says that the timing isn't adjustable, it just tells you how to check it but claims you can't change it. I didn't see anything in a search, so what does this mean? Can I change the timing, or is it off and just has to be like that from now on? If it's fixable, how would I change the timing to set it right? I saw a post (the one helpful one that came up in the search) that says you can enlarge the bolt holes in the stator to change the timing, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of room on mine and seems like the metal would be unhappy with me torquing it down hard enough to make sure it doesn't move anymore.
thank you everyone!