gas smell

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gas smell

Postby inkman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:16 pm

i have a 85 goldwing when i park it i smell gas but can not see anything leaking . does any one know what causes this

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Re: gas smell

Postby rrmiller73 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:34 pm

Not uncommon. The carbs are bad about the needle and seats leaking fuel into the intake tubes, then into open valves and into the cylinders. Check your oil after the bike has set for a while. The fuel can find its way into the sump, mix with oil and you'll have too much oil. If it's not making oil and no external leaks just shut the fuel off when you park it. That is what I do. (84 1200)

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