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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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fuel smell....

Before I went for a ride today I filled up my tank to just about full. rode fro about 1.5 hrs and then came back home. when I got here I lifted the rear up and as I bent over the bike i smelt fuel. Not burned fuel, but fresh. My question is if this is normal. The bike got hot and I hit the twisties so i tought that it was just overflow but I am not sure. thanks guys!

edit: only smell on right side panel (where the tail and tank meet)

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Maybe you dribbled after filling the tank? I do this all the time on my truck when I'm not paying attention.
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I believe its normal others will confirm my thoughts shortly



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well i didnt dribble. I am extra careful not to spill and it only lasted for 20 minutes after I got back from a long ride. It might be normal but I am sensitive to such things, esp since i just had the whole bike apart.
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check under your tank, look at the gasket if it's wet with gasoline, you've got a problem. check also your overflow line and your tank breather line.
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if you filled it up there could be vapors coming out of the overflow tube. i have seen gasoline vapors coming out before there on a hot day.
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i was thinking it might be the overflow tube but the smell is coming from the right side mid panel. I went to work today and couldnt smell it as strong but its faintly noticeable. (today is cold and the tank is low). still have no idea, might take the tank off later =(
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i have the same problem but instead its coming from the front of the bike. right inside that air intake hole it stinks of unburnt fuel. i have a rear stand on but i dont think that should change anything.
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it could very well be a leaking injector as well. that would make sense that you'd smell it right after riding and not after a while... as unlikely that would be, it's a possibility. there are lots of possibilities.

you're going to have to strip it down. fire it up, and watch the fuel tank and anything it's coneected to.

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