Can any of these create poor performance?

My ped was running well, relatively speaking, until I did the following (it's a 505/1 A Sachs engine):

Adjusted my decompression/starter lever (the lock nut had fallen off).

Failed at fixing the top end of my decompression/starter cable (it was fraying shaved too much, now I have to pull on the cable with my hands to start the ped).

Wiped down the spark plug with a dry rag (it's black, can't install a new one until my rethreading kit arrives. It's been rethreaded once, but the insert is stuck to the plug).

To keep the engine from immediately dying I made adjustments to my throttle adjuster and idle screw. While it can idle okay, the engine will now die when I try riding faster than a few miles an hour.

None of these things were big deals, I'm just confused why there's been such a drastic change to the performance.

Re: Can any of these create poor performance?

clean your carb

Re: Can any of these create poor performance?

I was cleaned a week or two ago. They can get dirty that quick?

Re: Can any of these create poor performance?

its your spark plug sleeve...your loosing compression

Re: Can any of these create poor performance?

This makes a lot of sense. Thanks, I'm gonna look into it.

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