Unfortunately, my bike has been made a low priority with the whole impending Colorado move (Denver - 1/14/05 !!). Accordingly, I have not been able to ride it as much as I'd like... that said.... I was lettin' the ol' girl warm up and even after 2 weeks of idle sitting, she started right up ... she idled fine but when I went to give a little throttle, she died after hearing a rather high-pitched (and quite scary) halting sound. Its sort of hard to describe but it happened the every time I let her idle and then gave throttle -- not wanting to mess anything up, I discontinued my engine-warming session and decided to check the oil -- The oil level was a little high and it seemed to look a little thin, almost diluted. I took another reading, just to make sure, but the oil still didnt look quite right -- It's only been about 150 miles since my last oil change. I know for damn sure that I need to do a valve adjustment but is this thin oil any sort of tell-tale sign of deeper damage ? Thanks. BTW--anyone in Denver want to help me do a valve adjustment ?