Re: new member - first install - questions? of course
there's your problem. the picture of mine is with the clutch released. you just need to tighten the cable more. push in the lever on the engine till you can actually feel resistance, then go a little bit more. when my clutch is pulled, the little lever is underneath the carb, pointing toward my right axle nut on the back wheel.
once you establish it's working, and you get a feel for it, you can fine-tune it.