I measured and approximated that in order for the hose to reach the chain, I will need about 2.5-3 feet of it. And I don't know how good or bad that would look and I certainly don't know if that's bad for the engine and/or its performance.
I bent my muffler so it points down and guess what.. I can't believe that solved the majority of the spitting problem! It may spit a little, but it doesn't seem to spit as bad as it used to.
AND, my exhaust sounds more like a car with big mufflers and less like a weed wacker so that's a good thing. However at very high RPMs it is loud so doing that tube mod might be necessary to eliminate this.
Here is how the muffler looks you can also see that cover I put around the exhaust and made it hold it place via exhaust strap ball held ties:
I managed to FINALLY put on the steel clutch after bending the springs to an unacceptable level that I somewhat damaged them, so I'm worried they might snap (even though I rode about 10 miles today with no problems). I think it's the steel clutch that caused me to keep making them tighter and man the springs were so HARD to put on. I bent them a level smaller and smaller over 5 times until I got it right where I wanted it. It just kept engaging and then FINALLY it worked.
Man I think I need a new steel clutch. CAM2 can I buy one from you for cheaper than I can get one on ebay please?
Aside from that, while the steel clutch doesn't engage at IDLE, but engages right away when I give throttle, the engine revvs up slowly and I feel like the clutch pads do not rub too hard or anything. And this allows for a much smoother acceleration and ride in a way.
It accelerates slower than before, but it's not a big problem because I'd rather have long lasting pads and a smooth ride than a quick engine. Oh and it might save me some gas due to slower revvs lol.
Decelerating however, might be somewhat problematic in the long run because the clutch has problems disengaging, but I hope it will last.