Hi All, Just looking for some advice on setting up my 2006 650R... My current set up is the regular uncorking- 68S pilot, B53E needle with clip in 3rd position, 175 main. Airbox back plastic is removed, however the side cover is not drilled or modded, and I am running a Unifilter with the backfire screen removed. I had been running the bike with the exhaust tip removed as I'm waiting on my HRC tip to arrive... I live on the west coast of British Columbia and we ride mainly 0-5000ft. The problem is, although the bike starts easily when we first go out, it seems to get very hard to start when hot and seems to flood very easily. Also when starting hot it backfires almost everytime. As a result when i took my filter out to clean it, i found that it completely burned with large holes in it! Now to be honest, I do ride this bike in single track trails it was never meant for and i do dump it at least once a ride:crazy: So before I go and drop the $$ on a new unifilter I want to make sure I get this sorted out before i burn up another one. I love the bike, but I have been really dissapointed with the extremely hard starts. I ride mainly with 450R's and everybody gets annoyed when I have to back my bike down to the bottom of a hill then kick for 20mins before the damn thing fires. I am aware of the edelbrock carb and will probably invest in it shortly, but in the mean time i'd like to get the stock carb set up best as possible. All thoughts/advice welcome.... Thanks in advance!