Yes you understand correctly, and I had a hunch that all I was doing was making it leaner, and I suppose I should stop doing that. So I should take the air box off, run it and you think it should run better? I'll try that, also when I opened the carbs up to fix the one float I didn't even check if the needles move properly, I assumed that if the floats move freely then the needle is working properly. Is that true? Or can the floats move and the needle still be stuck?
I'll get that air box off again, it's not so bad once you've gotten that secondary loosened for the first time in 20+ years... Should come out much smoother now!
1998 ZR 600 136" track
1989 Phazer (in pieces)