I sent the carb to Arteman's Cycle Repair in Clinton, IL. Here's what the problem was. By the way, EVERYTHING is good now. We took the bike to Kawasaki in Medford, OR. It just stopped running (vacuum leak caused that). Kawasaki/Honda of Medford was going to charge me in excess of $350 to do the repairs. I said, "no way". I pulled the job from them. Upon my arrival, they handed me a box of crap! there were hoses attached but incorrectly. Parts in the car were missing, primarily the little sleeve that goes around the throttle needle...it's a brass piece that fits into this area for the throttle needle to fit down into. Among other parts, many of which were wrong or missing. That is definitely not how I gave the bike to them. I fear that because they didn't get the job, they got butthurt and sabotaged the parts so I couldn't fix it, given that I have no experience. Steve Arteman offered to have me send the carb to him and he would take a look at it. He charged me NOTHING but the postage to send the carb back and forth. He put the correct parts in and connected the hoses to the right places and the carb is PERFECT and it runs better than when I bought this thing in 2004! It's a Honda so I expect all of my Honda bikes and equipment to run flawlessly. So here's how this thing runs now. I turn on the key, crank the electric start 1-2 revolutions, no throttle, it starts and purrs....LIKE A HONDA! Now that's what I'm talkin' about! STEVE! THANK YOU! I'm sending Steve a $20 tip for his help as well. Do I need to give thanks on this forum in any different method than I did here?