1. Yeah, I have the JR XR2 radio, so i up the throttle when im starting.
2. The engine peaks at about 240, which should be just fine.
3. The low-end needle may be off, but not by far. The engine was running today while it was about 85 degrees out, and usually its 65 when I run, which would account for the bad tune.
Thanks for your reply, I'm just makin' sure the engine is fine.
I had an inkling that it could be the LSN, since it doesn't like to idle for very long [less than 30 seconds] without dying once I hit the throttle again.