So I performed the air mixture screw adjustment (3 turns out) and I really don't detect much of a difference at all. The bike still takes quite a while to get up to operating temperatures and I'm still getting a good amount of backfire/popping on deceleration. It's not performing poorly by any means, it's just not really the improvement I was looking for. I might try backing them out a tiny bit more, but I don't really want to sacrifice any fuel economy. Also, I learned something pretty quickly this weekend. In addition to gripping the tank, the right kneepad keeps your knee at a safe distance from the Bevel Drive Cover. If you aren't careful when the pads are removed you can easily give that toasty cover a nice squeeze. It's not at all difficult to avoid, it's just something you need to be aware of.