So I purchased my 175 when I was in the sand box and never had it running till this past weekend. I had a couple hours to spare so I spent it running my bikes...at least that was the intension. I kicked the 175 over and to my surprise it started right up!!!! for about 10 seconds. I kicked it over a couple more times but was only able to get it running in short spurs until it finally ran but I had to apply the throttle or it would die so I'm definitely dealing with a carburetor issue. I'm glad the engine runs and it sounds very healthy. At this point I don't think I will be attending the GIRO but I still have time.