Odd Warrior jetting issue
I just picked up an '87-88 with a spare '94. The original carb was very crusty and corroded. It did run okay with it. The muffler was rotted out and im getting ready for a trip to the dunes. On a budget, I picked up a new take-off YFZ450 muffler and adapted it to fit. I drilled out the center tube in the spark aresstor(just the choke down at the end). It came with a K&N filter and a drilled out lid. I boiled, cleaned, and rebuilt the '94 carb. The float is set correctly(verified by clear tube), went with a 45 pilot, and have all new jets available from 145-152.5. Neutral safety and parking brake circuit is verified to be disconnected. I have strong spark. NGK D8EA plug.
Issue is I can tune the main rich or lean, but still have issues with it bogging under acceleration, rpms take forever to climb under load, and the exhaust wants to glow cherry red no matter what. I did wrap the exhaust from 6" off head to close to muffler. I checked the exhaust gasket, checked valve lash, checked compression, checked and replaced grounds, checked and changed intake boot. Im lost.
Can a weak stator only chop at high rpms but run perfectly fine idle to low? Anything else I should be checking?