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Should the compression readings prove accurate a...

Should the compression readings prove accurate a new carb, IMO, wouldn't do any good. I would spend the money on engine repair.
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Given the compression tester is OK (sometimes...

Given the compression tester is OK (sometimes they are at fault), the problem is likely in the valves/valve train. What happens the two strokes up are compression and exhaust. On the exhaust...
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The readings you have would indicate low...

The readings you have would indicate low compression. That could be either valves or piston rings. Redo the compression test with a little oil down the spark plug hole. Give it time to spread out...
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When it's cold and you would expect a hard start,...

When it's cold and you would expect a hard start, put half a teaspoon of gas down the plug hole and try it with half choke. If it starts right off, the choke circuit may be plugged.
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It would be the choke isn't closing. Cold starts...

It would be the choke isn't closing. Cold starts need that to provide a richer mixture.
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