Ok small update: the bike will not start up on a cold start unless i insert brake cleaner/ quick start fluid into the rear carb vent tube. then if i can keep it alive until it idles on its own (usually about 5 minutes or less) it will run fine all day and even idle fine. i can turn it off, come back out after over an hour and it will still start right up on its own. but again, if it sets over night, the next day it will not start up on its own. not sure why this is but as long as i have some quick start fluid, i have little to no worries about driving this machine all over the city.