Odd thing, I put some liqui moly, a German fuel additive into the tank. Ran two full tanks with the additive, and now for the last few days the choke is working as it should.
Before, with the choke on the idle speed never changed. Now the idle speed is high as it should be with full choke, it runs better on choke, and the flow from both exhaust seems to be more equalised.
Now, I am one of the many who believes these additives are nothing but a marketing gimmick. But it can't be coincidence, so I guess the carb can come off and be thoroughly cleaned properly now.
1986 Rebel 450, a little bit bobbed here and there!