After browsing through the threads throughout the site I came across one all about how to assemble a carburetor.
.....then realized that I've been riding my bike the past few days entirely with the choke wide open. Thought never even crossed my mind since the bike has been performing well (or so I think).
Did I do any harm? And, what difference am I going to notice after I put the choke in. I would try it myself right now but it's 1am and I don't want to wake the neighbors!