Yes, it seems like the trouble with this bike is teaching me a lot as well. So far I have made every possible adjustment to the carb, changed the oil, attempted to adjust the valves, and now I am working on ohming all of the electrical components just in case the CDI, or stator is what is causing the problem. One thing I noted. When I went to adjust the valves, there was oil inside the left side cover. I know a little bit is to be expected, but there is quite a bit hiding in there. When I pulled the large plug, there was oil on the threads. Any other ideas on what I should check? This problem is driving me nuts!