OK, I've gained so much valuable information from lurking over the past year, but my '87 is driving me CRAZY, so I have to reach out for help. To begin: Starting is difficult. It's a '87 dual carb, no surprises there. I've cleaned the carbs carefully and blown them out thoroughly several times. Odd jetting - the pilot is a 45, the two mains are 110. I've cleaned the air cleaner carefully. The snorkel is OUT of the airbox. I've checked the valve clearances on the intake and exhaust valves, and they're set per the manual. Electrical seems within spec. I've checked the coil and the stator resistances, and both seem correct. Now, I've read conflicting information regarding the stator, so perhaps someone can correct me. I've read specs for the stator resistance of 230 - 440 ohms. I'm measuring 420 ohms cold, which is high but within spec. That sound right to everyone? I get spark when I do a spark check, and it seems a bit on the weak side, but its clearly visible and sparks on every kick. The bike acts as if the jetting is too rich. After 5-7 kicks, she starts spitting gas out of the overflow tubes from the carbs, and occasionally will let out an almighty backfire. I've checked and set the float levels several times, and they're per the manual. The float needles look OK, but perhaps they aren't sealing properly. The needle is set at 1 3/8 - 1 1/2 turns out. The main jets seem outrageously lean, at 110's when the stock jetting is supposed to be 122, but the bike runs fine once it gets started. It seems like all my problems would be with the pilot jet, but the pilot is the stock size! I'm pulling my hair out because the bike won't start consistently. As I've said, it acts like it's too rich, but it should be just fine. The main jets should only affect how she runs, but when it fires off, it idles nicely and pulls like a tractor when I ride it. I've checked spark, fuel, and air, and all seem good. Anyone think I should ditch the stator and get a new one? Help!