Hello all. I am new to this forum, but have been reading it for a few days now (as soon as I found it!) I did a lot of riding in my younger years, then took a few off to go to college, and start a family. I recently bought a 2000 XR650R on e-bay. It still had the tits on the tires, and is like brand new. It is the first thumper I've owned, and I love it! I did the power up kit after my first ride, and it made a huge difference. My question is regarding the carbureator. I have been into Mikunis (I know this one is not a Mikuni, but it seems pretty similar.) on several occasions before, so they don't scare me, but I have a small problem now that I'm not sure about. I was getting a lot of overflow gas out of the overflow vent when tipped on the kick stand, so I took the carb off, checked the needle and seat and they were both clean. The carb looked good too. (it had set for a couple of months without being started) I adjusted the float tab up, which took care of the overflow problem, but now it won't idle well. I didn't go radical with the float adjustment, but could that be the cause? If not, then I probably have some crap in the pilot. I'm running the 68s, that came with the jet kit. Mileage wise, I'm guessing that the bike has less than one hundred miles on it. I've only put about 50 miles on it since I've had it, and I've done more damage to the tires then they had on it when I got it. My tank vent is clear, and I'm realively certain that none of the other vent tubes are pinched. Any suggestions?? Thanks, Gary P.S. Stonewall, your posted picture is sweeeeeeet! I need to find a re-fueler like that!!