Ok I got home about an hour ago and broke my bike down some. haven't been able to thoughly check the vacuum lines yet to see if any are cracked and giving bad fuel. Checked the battery with the engine running at 5k rpms and was reading 13..5-13.6 volts. At around 2k rpms it was reading 13.3 volts.
I was with the help of a co-worker who is used to carbs able to get the bike to idle around 1.5k rpms. Seems the idle nob actually got stuck and we got that freed with some finesse and seaform. We were only able to turn it about 4 times before it stopped both ways. Once we broke it free we were able to turn it fully to the right and it was very high idle of 4-5k rpms. We backed it down to 1.5k rpms *I prefer that those rpms* and has been running fine since then.
Still probably going to end up taking the bike apart some time in the future to give it a good cleaning. But the seafoam and carb cleaner seems to have worked. Bike is running a lot better now.
Checked the spark plugs... back two are running clean. Front two are running black. I will have to adjust for the richness. Also we found a leak of gasoline as the reserve, normal, and off switch. Later in the day I will take a look at the lines and see if any are cracked or not. But previous owner I can tell tried to keep up with it. But some parts are a few years past their prime and suffering from rubber rot and just in general wearing down.
Will look into getting the K&N filters once I get paid. Will be heading out latter to get the battery.
@Spoke: When I was having the problems full choke was the only thing keeping the bike running. But since the idle knob has been "fixed" full choke wants to kill it like normal now. With choke all the way off it runs at a steady 1.5k rpms. Seems it was just a stuck idle knob. But things like that can definitely take your trust in something down lol.
Last edited by Engelsseele; 12-02-2013 at 09:04 AM.