Alright. So I was troubleshooting my Chappy today. I have been using a microfiber cloth between the air filter and carb to restrict air flow. Without this cloth the bike would sometimes start but immediately die out.
I ran around town a few times with this setup but I decided to just fix the problem now instead of ruining the moped. Great idea on my part.
I removed the cloth and it was drenched in 2-Stroke oil. I could ring that shit out of it.
Also, I replaced all the gaskets on the carb and intake and made sure there were no air leaks.
I noticed that there is a chip on the bottom of the throttle slider facing the engine. Could this be causing all of my starting and running problems? It's a 19mm Mikuni carb from the 70's btw.