Had my engine out last weekend, was gonna replace a head gasket but everything looked fine so I just ended up replacing the stator cover gaskets and all that stuff. I also got new gaskets for the exhaust. I finally got my k&n air filters yesterday, and I thought forsure the engine wouldnt run because the carbs have not been jetted yet. but... with a lil tuning she sprang to life. I can tell at WOT she needs a lerger jet, but considering work is 2 miles away and a conservative speed limit of 35, i think it will be ok. Plans to jet the carb are still in the near future. One question... when i left off the throttle I am still getting some popping, not as bad as before... but still kinda annoying (even tho i half way like it). I built some coasters monday at work and got those installed and I dont think I have any exhaust leaks, do you think it is because I am running lean via my non-jetted carbs?