The shave sure makes carb service easier/quicker, and is supposed to make some power, but I didn't ride mine much before the shave, just a couple of miles. It will also have better airflow over the heads, and it won't be breathing superheated air. Unless you are extremely careful with gas treatment and storage, you'll eventually have to clean the carbs, it's a fact of vulcan life.
The carbs have coast enrichers that control popping on decel, yours could be sticky. Mine were, and a tank of gas with seafoam cured it in one day. I end up needing seafoam twice per season and for winter layups. ... and still got a clogged jet, that's with a brand new tank, and tending the gas as much as possible. Open pipes always tend to pop more easily.
Which areas do you need pics? It's all pretty straightforward if you don't need to rejet .... remove parts, replace parts. Let us know what you are unclear about and I'm sure one of us can outline it, maybe google some pics. I do have one thread about making coasters (with restored pics), but I didn't cover installation. You can just cap the reed boxes if you want, instead of coasters.
Didn't get one single winter ride this season, but that could change ... 70° today, near 80° tomorrow, warm temps all week! Getcher mota runnin'.... cha-chung-cha-chun-ga ...