Ok, I had the plastic peice that threads into the carb (to hold the hotstart lever in there) strip. Now the threads dont hold it in, so it just comes out and the bike runs like crap. My question (since im about 2 hours from my bike, so I cant look at it) is... is there some way I could rig it up to where the bike will run for this weekend? Some way i could just stick that little seal down in there and keep it there (and still be able to remove it?). I realize this would disable the hotstart function, and thats fine... I just need it to start. Sorry I have to ask this, I am up at college and my bike is at home. I have ordered a new piece, but I am not sure it will be here this weekend. I am going home this weekend for my only practice before the GMB mem race... so I would like to get my bike running. Thanks for the help in advance.