Originally Posted by crabdance
No the plug was not faulty... it was pilot error. I only hand tightened it at the auto parts place and never got around to giving it that extra twist to hold it good. It was not the original plug. I was trying to use a replacement to see it that helped with the power loss.
As far as the power loss goes... I'm beginning to think that it's just the carburetor and that's how it runs. I will try and get a new one when I save up the money and see how it goes. The good news is that I'm getting better at working on my bike! yea!
I noticed that another guy having the same problem found out that the supply fitting on the carburetor was restricted and gas wasn't flowing into the bowl quickly enough he thought. Check yours and let us know. Maybe it's a common problem for these. Thanks, Scott