take out the number of frames it has. it will make it faster but its the only way to make it smaller. if you make it have less frames, you have to slow down the time each frame stays up. basically, its not going to happen. there is a reason why pbnation has made the max file size 8k. they dont want people to have these flashy large avatars. it takes up too much bandwidth. use imageready or ulead gif animator to change the frame numbers and how long each frame lasts.