restricted airflow into the carb and it started running well. hit 37, had great low end, just a little stutter at the bottom of the rev range. however, i blew a gasket or fucked up my reeds or fouled a plug after leaving the shop last night, so i've got a little work to do.
so, if it runs with restricted airflow, doesn't that mean i should be able to open it up and jet it a little better and possibly get it to perform a tiny bit better? could this be a symptom of a dirty carb? it's still pretty new, and it was running with a different setup just fine before i did the top end swap.