OK I replaced the intake gaskets on my 2000 1200XLH with a HSR carb because of a surge problem at steady throttle. I have not ridden the bike yet because when I put it back together I now have to completely close the pilot screw to get a good Idle. I am doing so other work (moving the ignition switch replacing tires and lowering the bike)) so I am not ready to put the tank back on and ride it yet. I have checked for vacuum leaks around the manifold and carb and don't seem to have any now. I did have before I replaced the intake seals. Reading the HSR tuning manual it says that if the pilot adjustment is less than 1 turn out I need a larger pilot jet. Before I changed the seals my pilot screw was at 1 1/2 turns out. I would like to get some of your ideas on this. Has anyone had this problem? It seems to me that if I was 1 1/2 turns out with vacuum leaks then with out a leak I would have to be out further. Is my thinking right? Or am I looking at it wrong? Oh one other thing I installed 10 in long baffles in my pipes which are 2 1/4 long shots. They had no baffles at all. I did this after replacing the seals. I did start the bike before I replaced the baffles and I had to close the idle jet to get it to idle. I did not warm the bike up to normal though before I installed the baffles. The baffles did not seem to affect the idle at all but it is a heck of a lot quieter now!