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Floats not set

I have a 2001 katana 600 i just picked up , just rebuilt the carbs need the carb float height set before i reinstall on bike . what is the float height spec.????

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Float tabs come set flat to surrounding plate, bend up to decrease level and down to raise level. Raised level too much and you risk fuel overflow on sustained inclines and too low a level and you will lean out at high revs and damage valves/piston real quick. There is no set level to speak of, but better to err on the side of losing a bit of overflow. The overflow drains from the carby via a plastic hose from just above float bowl flange.
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