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Just a quick question. I'm in the process of cleaning my carbs and before doing so, I took a couple pictures of the slides. Are they looking too high and I need to adjust the throttle line? Not sure if it was just the angle I was taking the photos, but the right carb definitely looks higher than the left.

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They should be very close to the same height when the final idle speed adjustment is made. Best way to do that is to back the adjustment screws out until the slides are completely closed then run them back in the same number of turns on each side.
 

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The slide's hight will affect your idle, they should be close to even, but not nessicarily the same

Here's Steve's how to to set carbs the air screw and slide stops are set as a baseline to start not an absolute
I start with the slides synchronized (cable adjustment), throttle stops backed out, and the mixture screws turned to the center of their specified range......
Hold the throttle slightly open and start the engine..... Back the throttle down until you get an idle ~1200 RPM, HOLD it there, and gently turn in the throttle stops until it starts to rev.....adjust back to 1200.... Once it is again idling at 1200 with both throttle stops set, you are ready to do the actual adjustments......

Pick a carb....adjust its MIXTURE screw throughout its spec'd range to find the point of highest idle RPM, and leave it there at highest revs...adjust that carb's throttle stop back down to 1200 RPM...
Same procedure, other carb......
Repeat on both carbs to verify/fine tune.......Repeat again IF necessary....
Re-verify slide sync...Adjust IF necessary (usually no more than 1/4 turn on the carb top adjuster, often they are still fine)...
If you did this correctly, vacuum , exhaust pressure, and exhaust heat will be the same on both sides (hard to verify last two on the CL)
Engine response to throttle should be "crisp" and smooth throughout entire range....
 
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