back to putting more miles on it.
from the day i bought it until this point was.... ahh.... maybe 2 years. sounds about right.
during that time, my son was born. bike didn't get any work done to it for a while.
the daily riding took its toll on it. one day it started making a HORRID fucking sound, screeching like you'd never hear before and hopefully never hear again.
decided to just tear it down.
fresh top end, down to 9.5:1 (i was near 11:1 before... a f'ing monster)
the crazy ass noise ended up being in the trans. a gear rubbing. f'ing weird.
regardless, i was happy to do the top end and lower the compression. it was seriously too wild for the street... pump gas sucked... had to run so little ignition timing it wasn't making much power anyway.
now at 9.5:1 it kicks over a LOT easier, i'm running a lot more advance... it doesn't feel any slower & the throttle response is significantly better.