Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
The problem I can see doing that is that you have no way to be sure how accurately the needle seats have been cut. It only takes a few thousanths of an inch difference to change the needle cut off point. Likewise different torque on the seats or a variation in the sealing washer thickness. Then there's the fact that the needles in use may not be worn the same amount. I don't think using the same needle solid or not is a viable way to set the float height, it really isn't all that much more difficult to set them with the carb rack set vertically.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT