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Usually if the float is adjustable you will set it so if there is a flat surface on top or side of the float it will be parallel with the bottom surface of the carb body when the needle valve just closes (before depressing the spring in the needle)
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82 has a hot start problem. that is why they redesigned the intake, carbs, frame, etc for 83. There was a mod, but I never found out what it was. make sure your filters breath well, not too oily. I had success with a touch of throttle on hot start to get those butterflys open. of course, old needle valves will leak and then you truly are flooded all the time. $25 fixes that problem...new needle valves.

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