I've got an open element.. but I setup a heater hose that ran from the heat sheild to the carb. Was sucking air ONLY out of there.. and it did the same thing..
Ok heres some more info.
When the engine isn't fully heated up, I can rev. the piss out of it.. right up on the highway at 3 grand..
On the way back though the engine was warm.. and it didn't do as good.. it sputtered and crap.
So I spent all afternoon in the rain (
) replacing the exhaust and intake gaskets.
Got it all back together, and except for a small leak by the collecter joint? its all good.
pulled the top off the carb and its all clean in there.
Took it out on the road.. got all excited because it ran like a champ..
But again on the way back it sputtered.. not as bad.. but it still did it.
Also, today, I pulled plugs, re-gapped them.. filed and cleaned them..
Anyone got anything else now? I'm just eliminating these problems bit by bit..
Thanks again for everyones help so far.