Re: New to the MB world!
Best advice? Take your time. Also a new 7mm wire and a new NGK b6 hs plug will do wonders. Do get the chain too tight (3/4" of slack is good) and only run 20:1 mix for the first tank, go to 24:1 after.
You are right on about putting a big engine on a bicycle, you may as well ride a motorcycle.