Ok Well I was back on the bike again yesterday and the thing sucks. It is running very poorly. I cannot build revs or power in 2nd gear on any kind of a gradually steep hill. Settings JD jetting 45 pilot, 172 main red needle 1 step leaner than what he calls for. Boysen rad valve New top end 7 hours ago New plug Castor 927 32:1 elevation 1000 to maybe 3000 I thought maybe the plug was bad. Put a new plug in and decided to start there. Well the plug didn't solve anything. So I tore her apart today. PV seems to work just fine and opens all the way. i thought that maybe the PV wasnt opening due to how its running. The actuator moves freely and the PV opens and operates correctly as far as I can tell w/ the bike not running. Reeds seem just fine to me. Boysen Rad valve. Top end has 7 hours on it. Carb apart. I thought well maybe the main jet has something in it? Not the case jets are fine. 45 pilot, JD red needle one step leaner than what he calls for and a 172 main. I run Castor 927 at 32:1. I will recheck float height but it seems to be fine from what I can remember for the general rule of thumb. So I took the PV cover to be sure there wasnt anything broken or lodges in there. It loks fine BUT there is a TON of pooled oil and the backside of the cover has a thick oily sludge all over it???? This wasnt the case when i tore it down last time (7 hours ago) for a top end..??? BUT maybe its due to running excessively rich? My bike on a gravel road just stops making any kind of power. I can literally turn the throttle from 1/2 to full w/ nothing happening whatsoever. it just sounds and feels like its hitting a rev limiter.?????? I then thought well maybe a crank seal? the bike smokes when i am on the throttle hard I am told. or lugging then call on a handful of power. So I start and warm bike and spray starter fluid all around flywheel. Nothing changed as far as RPMS go. So then i drain the oil and I am maybe an ounce maybe 2 ounces from what i put in about 10 hours ago. BUT I do get some oily residue out the breather so this could be accounted for. My dilemma is the bike has ripped in the past w/ the same jetting in about all conditions. I dont know what would have changed from last year to this year to make this thing a turd??? I am lost??? My timing is retarded a couple degrees. I guess its worth rechecking that but can the thing really move around and if so wouldnt it be really bad? My next thing I guess to try is to try the stock tank and stock gas cap. maybe my clark and clark gas cap is some how creating a vacuum in the tank and causing issues? Anyway any insight from anyone? Thanks all.