WOW! it was nice out today and i had some free time before the game started so i thought i'd uncork the R. what a huge difference it makes. a little blip of the throttle and it wants to stand right up. it's so much happier now. i used a 175 main, 68s slow, b53e comp needle on 3rd (middle) clip, drilled the exhaust, removed the airbox plugs and replaced the carb insulator with the hrc insulator. i'm at about 500ft and it was around 60 degrees today. i can't believe how much better it runs and it's not loud at all. exhaust doesn't smell rich, no popping on decel, starts easy...life is great now. i did have a couple questions though. i'm going to replace the filter with a k&n probably. what about the screen behind the filter? any real advantage to taking it out? also, i still have the hanging idle where it takes a few seconds for the idle to come down to normal. will this go away with time? i only have about 16 miles on it right now. if not, what is causing this?