Re: New to the forum and stuck
Welcome to the forum, Charlie.
I see you have the best carburetor which is the venerable NT style. There is a small screw with a spring under the head located on the left side of the carb. That is the idle speed screw. Turning it in will increase the idle speed/ out decreases the speed.
Have you tried adjusting that screw? How does the engine run otherwise?
Also heed the advice about the fenders. They will give you problems eventually but there are ways to reinforce them. They can be dangerous if you don't take precautions.
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