Took that gasket and permatex back off. Put another homemade gasket without permatex back on and I've got speed and engine performance back. I tried moving the clip a couple months ago and it seems to run best thru-out throttle range on the middle notch. It was colder then so I might try changing it again. Its running good now and without any choke after it's warmed up. Just wondering how durable this homemade gasket will end up being. I think I'll check into some gasket material at Autozone or somewhere. I was running it close to full throttle then pulling the clutch lever in, at first the rpms zoomed up, but after it got warmed up the rmps would drop when I disengaged the clutch. I'm not sure, but I think that means there is no leak in the intake. Overall it runs pretty good. I think I just have some fine tuning to do to it as far as that clip position, idle, and mixture. When I have the choke in the middle the bike has great pick-up speed but then bogs when I get closer to full throttle. With the choke fully open it's crappy on the take off, but has best top end performance. I'm not sure if moving the clip will help since its already right in the middle.