Glad you got the kick starter working again. I had to do the same on my previous scooter. Sux when they don’t work right!
I’ll be interested to know how you do the headlights. When you get it done you’ll have to post some pictures.
The cvt cover doesn’t really need a gasket unless you really want it. The cover will filt flush without it. It’s not really a requirement & I’ve seen some peoples scooters with covers that leave the variator fan & clutch bell exposed...they sell them on ebay amongst other places.
The drain and fill bolts are on the left side of the bike, pretty much at the back of the cvt cover. The fill is at about the midway point just behind the cover. The drain is nearly straight down, below the cover. Both are 10mm bolts (at least on mine they are).
The drain plug is basically under the dipstick on the bottom of the motor. Which oil is a debatable subject. Some people use full synthetic, some use conventional oil & some use diesel oil. I personally use Valvoline 4stroke motorcycle oil 10w-40 that I can get at Walmart for pretty cheap...something like $4.25 a quart. It takes less than a quart to do a oil change.
Gear oil is the 80w-90 or 75w-90 types usually, and can be found in both conventional & synthetic.
Just above this section is Rich’s scooter doc manual, it a lot about which oils to use from some of the pro’s. It’s a good read even if your set on what brand/type of oils you’re gonna use.
Sounds like you eliminated any vacuum leak possibility so check in the library section, in the Air, Fuel & Carb tab is a post by Allyoop about carb flooding that shows how to adjust the float. I’d also check the jets to make sure their not blocked or partially blocked. I would also adjust the air/fuel screw to make sure that is set correctly.
How long are the roller weights supposed to last? My scooter has about 200 miles on it & I’m already seeing flat spots in each of them. The spots are small (maybe about 1/8 of an inch wide) & not very deep. I’m just wondering if this is considered “normal” wear?
If it’s starving for gas it could be a number of things.
1. Not jetted right or main jet &/or pilot jet is plugged 2. Float is not set correctly or float is cracked 3. Float valve is sticking 4. Air/fuel mixture setting isn’t correct 5. Intake/exhaust valves aren’t set correctly 6. Bad petcock/fuel pump
These are just off the top of my head, someone else might have a more precise answer or idea of what to look for.
Theirs a number of posts on just about all of these issues in the library section.