hmmmmm......ill take another look at it just in case. but i still dont think that I have an air leak....meh, ive been wrong before. so if there is an air leak, seal it up with some ??? force it onto the manifold? teflon tape around the manifold till it seals completely maybe...carb has one of those plastic inserts round the inside of the mounting hole....take the insert out and trim around the backside with the dremel maybe? haha the wife says that since the bike runs i shouldnt mess with it because Ill break something again.....i told her that I knew what I was doing.