Mike, I will have to agree with you on the special tool and the removal of the gas tank bro. I only wish you'd give me the bike for 2 hours and let me fix the carb up for ya....I had the same problem but that was a year ago and I'm totally in love with this bike.....other than me stalling once in awhile big blue is perfect. Please try to get your dealer involved. I'd vent that anger toward them....they profitted from your hard earned money...MAKE them perform to your satisfaction. Don't give up bro.