did a carb cleaning. took pics. i didnt need to take the diaphragms off so this is only the gas side if you will... but if your needles are all gummy and what not.. you need to remove the covers on the other side and pull the assy out and make sur eyou clean those needles up. so.
also... this is how i would do it. not saying i'm 100% right.. and if you play with your carbs you are responsible lol. This method has worked for me many times.
First, remove whatever you need to to see all the tank bolts. Then remove the gas tank bolts.
Disconnect the fuel petcock after turning it to the off position.
Disconnect the carburetor fuel inlet hose
Disconnect hoses going to the airbox and the screws holding the top of the airbox on
REmove the lower part of the airbox by removing the screws holding it down and whatever hoses are attached
Disconnect the carb vent hoses
Disconnect TPS on right side of carbs (sitting down on bike)
Loosen clamps and pull carbs out of boots. I would cover the holes with paper towels or something immediately to keep things from falling in there by accident
Remove throttle cable bracket to make it easier to take the cables off, then disconnect the cables
Disconnect the choke cable, pull it out of the bracket or some bikes just unbolt the bracket that holds it
Pull the carbs off. Sit down somewhere with a can of carb cleaner and get ready to work
Loosen and remove all the float bowl covers. They can strip easy, so i would recommend using vice grips to loosen them all up initially. works like a charm
These are the parts of the carb that interest you. If your bike isnt idling, the pilot jet is prob dirty. if its sputtering at the top end, check the main jet. If it floods or something, check the float needle as there may be crud binding it up
Remove the pin holding the float in, something small helps.
Remove the screw holding the float needle valve and remove if necessary... sometimes they are pressed in and not meant to be removed.
Check the pilot jet after removing it. See if you can see light through it. 2 of mine were showing no light , hence the sputtering.
Soak everything good and remember what went where. Sometimes there are different jets in the inner and outer banks and you don't want to mix those up
Blow some air through everything and reassemble. I cleaned my carbs in the little places with q-tips soaked in carb cleaner. that seems to work well with the tight spaces
Put everything back together and drink a beer