hey, didn't answer right away cause i didn't have a compression tester and therefore no way of checking anything. i checked and i was wondering what the results mean. when checking comp when cranking the bike (kick start or electrical start) i got a comp of 150 on either side. when it's idling, it drops to somwhere around 100-125. when i rev it, it drops even lower (50 to 75). not sure what the specs are, but looking around at other posts, i pretty sure that's not a good thing. haven't checked anything else yet cause i don't know what the results mean on the comp test (it's my first bike, i'm learning as i go). my guess is new rings, but i figured i'd confirm before i got parts and started working.
as for the carbs and the valves, i'm gonna synch the carbs and check the valves this weekend with a friend of mine who knows what he's doing.
thanx in advance, this site has been plenty helpful already. just by going through old posts, i got a lot of questions answered.