Here is every thing you need to know about pods, and masochism.
Nail on the head.
Sorry Valero, but Tools is right. Of all the motorcycles in the world, it seems Honda's are the worst for pods. Particularly ones of this age. They seem personally offended by them. You can pretty much get away with murder on a SOHC, but these DOHC bikes are freaking picky.
Well, I'll admit, that's my thoughts, too. Honda raced successfully with these carbs and were running velocity stacks. There's info here on that, too. A manual directly from Honda on how to set the carbs up that way. I followed it to the "T" and it was unrideable. So... Yeah. Good luck to ya. Post up what you find.
Welp, that's comforting...haha. Honestly, the bike doesn't run that bad, especially when it's warmed up....it's just when it's cold the throttle being opened too fast kills the motor, and when it doesn't kill the motor, the response isn't as fast as it should be. Especially when coming off the line in first.
I think I'm gonna tape halfway up the pod bodies and tinker with it then...should at least decrease that gulping of air and lean out the mixture.