I wish i had a good update but... my Mother-in-law was just up at the cabin and sent me this... The plan was to head up this coming weekend and work on fuel; replace the carb and try to get everything back the way it was (that linkage is kinda crazy) and then pull the driver seat to get the fuel tank out and bring it home to clean out the rust. If i'm lucky the snow will all melt over the next few days and it'll start to dry up... otherwise it'll probably be next year before i get another good update. Damn you, weather!!! Thanks for the info on the shifting pattern, i'll try that next trip and feel it out!