XVS 1100 (2005) Carburetor Floats
Not meaning to sound like a jerk, but carb float adjustment procedure in Tech Manual could use some help. Specifically, it says to measure float chamber level and if incorrect, pull carbs, adjust tang, reinstall and measure again. No offense, but this seems dumb. Filling it, draining it, making adjustments blind is a time-wasting "shot-in-the-dark" approach.
Every other bike I can recall provides a measurement with float just lightly seating the inlet valve (usually holding carb in hand, on an angle) and measuring height from carb float bowl flange to high point on float (often the measurement is about 9 mm =/- a little bit).
Does anyone have a measurement (in mm) for setting float tang based on disassembled bowl using a fixed reference point (such as distance/height from flange face or other reference point) that corresponds adequately to the method the service manual describes)?
Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can share.