Originally Posted by bushyb
Thanks guys. Holy smoke, that went well and well.... What about the second part of the question?
I don' t think you are over thinking the situation. You check to see if your throttle is opening up all the way by looking at it. On my own bikes I always make that adjustment. They often need it. Open the throttle lever to its stop and look at the butterfly and make sure it is open all the way and at the same time not too far open. If it isn't, adjust the stop tab for the lever.
Make sure the choke lever goes to full on against the stop and full off against the stop. That's when they are adjusted right. IMO you really need to adjust them to the full on stop or they can be about impossible to start in cold weather.