Re: New guy, new bike, new engine kit
I feel your pain, went through a lot of this myself. Is the idle too low? Perhaps, that is why it is dying out. Other weirdness can be caused by an air leak. You should use grey gasket sealer to make sure that carb is nicely sealed on the manifold. I had problems till I got the carb properly sealed. My carb is the Speed carb(it says speed on the side), with the red cover.
Are you giving it enough time with the choke on? Is your carb set with the c-clip in the second notch from the top of the slide?