Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
I recommend polishing the brass float valve seat with metal polish on a Q-tip.
Gravity and light fuel pressure will push the float needle down when the carb is right-side-up.
But the float needle might be missing a tiny part, #16044-007. They call it a clamp, I'd call it a clip. It clips onto the needle, then slips over the metal adjustment tab.
But IT is technically an Unnecessary item imo, because gravity works, as you discovered.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting