I could never really fit the feeler gauge in the area because the little cup on the ball and socket joint pinched the gauge and I wasn't able to get it in. When doing the point-point method, I tightened until I felt resistance then went back 1/6th of a turn. I felt the clearance but never saw it or stuck at feeler gauge in it.
My intake manifold as far as I know is good, one of the metal tension rings around the boot broke and I've ordered a new one.
My acc pump before I cleaned my carb didn't seem to go all of the way down, but after it seems to be working fine.
I'm not sure how to determine if the choke is working, the mechanism of it is working. It goes in and out with a brass colored piece moving on the inside and I sprayed carb cleaner all around the choke opening and on the piece so I believe it is.
I did not spray carb cleaner on the seals of the acc pump and the slide.
The main issue is the valves, previously the bike ran, but poorly, now I can't keep the bike on. It will crank, but not consistently at all.