The beast was back! The idle was good, but he left it up to me to check the mains, which seemed pretty good already. So yesterday, it ran great, but I was low on gas so I threw on its license with 2009 tags and shoved the headlight back in, and rode it to the gas station a few blocks away. I forgot how fun it is to ride this bike! Filled it up with 1 gallon of premium, 3.75 oz of 2-stroke oil, and shook it it all up. I left the station and about 20 feet later it fouled and just would not start again. I got to push it back home.
I swear, there is nothing more problematic than a 2-stroke. If this bike wasn't worth it, i would have taken a shotgun to it long ago. Today I will ONCE AGAIN try to figure out what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is wrong with it.