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Took her and her guide almost all day to dress it. Lost one of the legs as it was under the carcass, meat spoiled. I believe there were near Flagstaff, but not sure.

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Regarding the float setting, does anyone have a diy trick for measuring the 15 degree angle? some type of clever device or trick when you do not have a proper calculation device?
This qualifies as clever in my opinion...
Find some clear vinyl aquarium tubing and temporarly substitute it for the float bowl drain hose. Loop it up higher than the carb. Open the float bowl drain screw. The fuel will enter the tube but find the level of the fuel in the float bowl. The spec is the top gasket line on the float bowl. If it’s off then tweak the float upper or lower as necessary. Hopefully the level will be correct and tuning will not be necessary.
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Here is a pic of the needle... I don't think? its stock.. I could be wrong. The clip is on the second notch from the bottom.

shouldn't the washers be on top instead of bottom? creates a richer condition on bottom of clip. Needle comes out much sooner. info from sportsterpedia gives numbers for stock applications of your carb
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shouldn't the washers be on top instead of bottom? creates a richer condition on bottom of clip. Needle comes out much sooner. info from sportsterpedia gives numbers for stock applications of your carb
The lower the clip, the more lift to the needle, with a richer mid-range and slightly effecting even the idle circuit.

Washers are normally under the clip to make it richer. On top has no effect, other than storage

Shimming the needle is one way to test changes to mid-range and many riders are satisfied with only shimming. However, the profile is not quite the same as replacing with a richer needle.

With the clip in the next to lowest position and two shims under it, it may be too rich, causing it to "blubber", rather than starve/balk/hesitate. It takes a good ear to tell the difference, but a small puff of black smoke may be a give away.
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...info from sportsterpedia gives numbers for stock applications of your carb
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99-01 1200 carb is 27480-97
02-03 1200 carb is 27480-97A

Both came with 170 main, which is what was ordered from CV Performance.

I ended up with a 180 main in my California 2003 XLH883 (27495-96A 42/170 stock) to lower the oil temp for my riding...this increase may not be applicable for 49 state bikes...with a different carb, as a 2003 883 49 state bike came with a 27490-96A jetted 42/160...and I continue to think that there are differences between the carbs, in addition to jetting...otherwise why would a California carb, expected to be leaner, come with a 170 whereas a 49 state carb comes with a 160?

Bottom line for this thread (not that I have EVER contributed to thread drift!) for lespaul6 to start with a stock 170 main jet is quite appropriate.
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I'm at a standstill right now waiting for the parts to arrive... I probably should have ordered from CV Performance dealers as opposed to them directly... they are very slow. A dealer already sent the needle in the mail the next day!
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