I just want to make sure i'm not crazy and missing something. it runs GREAT once pull started, but will only idle with the choke on (dies the moment it's turned off). also i can't kick start it, even with starting fluid - it starts pretty quickly pull started. What i've done/checked: the valves are all in spec the timing is correct nothing is plugging the intake (i have not checked the exhaust... but... it runs as described above. partially clogged?) it has a White bros E-line exhaust (with the plates) I have tried the fuel screw everywhere from 1 to 3 turns out (in .5 turn increments) with no change. i never bothered to check the size of the pilot jet. Can it be anything other than the pilot is not clean? i mean anything... Also, given the problem as i've described it, is it normal to not be able to kick start it? i've had this bike running before (and idling w/o choke) semi-recently. I could kickstart it then. i think the problem started when i pulled the pilot needle out - i didn't count the turns in first . It has it's spring and washers so that's not an issue. tonight i'm going to pull it back off and chase the pilot with a small wire or something and try turning the screw out some more... i'm hoping someone will give me some more directions to go in. Of all the bikes i've cleaned carbs on, i have never had this much trouble with a pilot circuit.