update on this... I'm still having problems...
someone else recommended the following
Condenser weak old points ? ---- no, new condenser, points look great
Did the flywheel cam lob wear down points arm closing points gap? --- don't know what this means, but there's no grounding out going on inside magneto, points appear to spark okay
CK flywheel timing & stater ? set to stock
Did you clean gas tank/fitings ? filter is cleeeean
Did you in stall new gas hose/filter ? yes, yes
Did you clean and re gap/points ? only 1,000 miles on the bike, points look great
Whats your timing set at ?? stock
Did you Try a new spark plug ? yes
Your spark plug is Brand ?? NO#???? NGK B7HS, also tried B6
Spark plug gap is? just a little smaller than parallel b/w arm and electrode. Any smaller looks like it would practically be touching
air leaks? nope, checked out, and 120psi
like I said, started up great before I put a new exhaust on.