Not familiar with that procedure. Do you have caps on the pilot screws that limit the amount they can turn? I had those on my '83 gl1100; a real PITA. Have you synchronized the carbs yet? Good chance a carb synch would smooth out the idle without adjusting the pilot screws beyond the bench setting.
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