hey guys, thanks for all your help.
i found what i think is the remaining 'newb' thing - the throttle cable that came on it when i bought it last fall wasnt long enough; the throttle slide was at like probably 1/8 throttle just in idle. no wonder the idle screw wasn't doing much.
i have the idle screw as far in as it will go without making it die. its a bit hard to make it idle at first, if i give it some throttle it will be good. it seems to be improving though in that department. Perhaps the 86 jet would have something to do with that, I think its quite big, at least from the massive trawling i've done in this forum over the last few months.
pipe doesnt seem to hit for a little while, for some reason i thought it would be super low end - perhaps cause my gearing is 16x35 or some such nonsense. I plan to switch to 12x45 this week.
theres something screwy happening with the speedo drive on my front snowflake unfortunately; its creating a good amount of friction over like 10-15mph, I remember trying to learn how it is configured when I first got these, and it seemed like the tabs on the speedo drive had been sheared. I wonder if theres a way I can lose it altogether cause I'd like to use a gps instead.
WORD MY DUDES> even to the guys i was snippy with you are all gurus in my eyes and utmost respect.