Should not have to remove the crash bar. Of all of the carb jobs I have done I have never removed the crash bar.
Thanks, Bellboy, I've got 'em good and clean. Soaked them in water and bathroom cleaner, boiled them, then used spray carb cleaner on 'em. Still need to chamfer the edges of the slide walls in the carbs where there is apparently a burr that scraped one of the slides' surfaces. But otherwise, they look great.Be sure to clean up the inside of those caps and also the slides. Balled up aluminum foil makes a good thing to polish up both with. Then wash out any debris with some brake cleaner or something similar. That will help the slides to move freely without sticking.