Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Buckeye, AZ. Sun Valley & Camelback area.
Considering he fact that it runs with the choke on and the backfiring you describe I can almost guarantee you simply have a clogged pilot jet in the carburetor or clogged fuel filter at worst but it could be a simple as opening up the low speed mixture screw a bit to cure your ride. Most likely a one hour repair in the worse case scenario.
Did you ever "bottom out" and tighten the mixture screw? Hopefully not, try anywhere from 2 to 4 complete 360 degree turns out from lightly seated.
I think that their flight from and hatred of technology is self-defeating. The Buddha rests quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha--which is to demean oneself.
Robert M. Pursig