Before a shop, dependent on time,
is this a gravity feed system or fuel pump.
Did the bike sit for long periods or period of time before your purchase?
Have you removed and fully disassembled the carb and cleaned?
Did it start prior to your mods, and can you back track to that point?
Did the tank smell like varnish when you got it?
a near-death experience is just god following "catch and release" regulations...
john (johnny) henley