Re: this is seeming to be the worst idea i've ever had
thanks everyone for responding so quickly. i will definitely be looking in that thread for more help. i think i've gotten the clutch cable figured out. the throttle cable did not come attached to the carburetor. there is a orange striped cable and a green cable with a circle on the end. from what i'm gathering i need to put the green cable around the blue blue cables?? then i'm guessing the orange striped one goes on the white? any additional help would be appreciated. i can take some pictures if it will help.
right now i'm on my way to a bike shop to have my chain shortened. i love how the internet says "just pop out the pin with a punch" yea...it's not that easy.