I recently pulled my carb off, cleaned it some (it was pretty clean actually) reset the float height and put it back on the bike. I suspected that the starting problems I was having were mostly due to the incredible hoard of seeds (a couple of cups easily) that mice had carried into the snorkle so I was thinking that the air issues alone might have been causing my starting problems. The rubber intake boot (airbox side) was so shrunken and hard that it is barely on the carb. I'm afraid that even with moderate riding, that dust and crap will find its way into the carb, and that the carb will eventually be getting too much air - the bike starts easily, warms up pretty quickly and runs well right now. I ordered a new rubber boot that I want to install to forestall any future problems. My first question is - can you get the old boot off and the new one on without removing the carb? - there is not a lot of room in there with the carb on. Second question - if I have to remove the carb again should I replace the jets, float valve - etc. as a matter of course as one forum member suggested? I have had the bike for 1 year - the PO seemed to have done pretty good maintenance - and the bike is not giving me any carbeurator problems at this point. Some people love to tinker with their machines - I have so many (1 tractor, 2 riding mowers, an ATV, 3 push mowers, chainsaw, leaf blower, string trimmer, wood splitter, garden tiller, wood chipper, and 3 boat motors) and so much to do that I only want to do what is neccessary on the TW. Opinions?