Gassy Smell


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Freckles
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Gassy Smell

Postby Freckles » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:07 am



I recently purchased a 1992 GL 1500i with 65000 miles. It has a raw gasoline smell when I ride and for a while after it's parked. No visible signs of a leak that I can find. Runs perfect. Any Ideas?



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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:21 am

Take a look after riding around the gas cap area(restart the bike).My 88 had a fuel leak out of the bottom of the fuel shutoff valve that sets just in front of it.Just a tiny amount of gas smells bad and evaporates quick.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby Freckles » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:04 pm

Thanks, I'll check that out

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby sbarnes » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:07 am

I had the same thing on my '98 GL1500SE. According to the parts catalog, the component is referred to as a petcock assembly. I purchased a rebuild kit (gaskets, diaphram, and check valves) very inexpensively at my local cycle shop, and easily rebuilt the petcock assembly. Problem solved ... 30 - 45 minute effort.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:54 am

sbarnes wrote:I had the same thing on my '98 GL1500SE. According to the parts catalog, the component is referred to as a petcock assembly. I purchased a rebuild kit (gaskets, diaphram, and check valves) very inexpensively at my local cycle shop, and easily rebuilt the petcock assembly. Problem solved ... 30 - 45 minute effort.

Where did you find the kit???
I can't find any anywhere around here or online.The last one I saw came from europe and ts no longer avaiable.
If they have more,many of would kill to get one.I had to replace the whole thing.A new one here is near $200 with tax.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby sbarnes » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:10 pm

I found [ordered] the petcock assembly rebuild kit from Motoprimo in Lakeville, MN [my local Honda dealer] 1 or so years ago. And, yes, replacing the petcock assembly as a unit costs nearly $200. Yikes!

Just minutes before submitting this reply, I Googled "1992 gl1500i petcock rebuild kit" and got the following hit:
US$ 20 Petcock Repair Kit 20-0078 | Honda GL1500I (1991-1995)

I did not research it further to see if they actually had any in stock. However, if you entered a search phrase, like the one I submitted, into almost any search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.), I would suspect you would get some valid hits worth pursuing. You will save yourself a ton of money and the rebuild is easy ... really.

Also, the petcock is #4 on the Fuel Tank parts detail diagram for your make/model/year (available on the goldwingdocs.com web site).

04 PETCOCK ASSY. 16970-MN5-023 (replaces 16970-MN5-003)

available at temeculamotorsports.com for 147.22 (minus s/h).

Hope this helps. Let me know how it's going.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:20 pm

It's good info.I'll look into it for my 88

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:23 pm

virgilmobile wrote:
sbarnes wrote:I had the same thing on my '98 GL1500SE. According to the parts catalog, the component is referred to as a petcock assembly. I purchased a rebuild kit (gaskets, diaphram, and check valves) very inexpensively at my local cycle shop, and easily rebuilt the petcock assembly. Problem solved ... 30 - 45 minute effort.

Where did you find the kit???
I can't find any anywhere around here or online.The last one I saw came from europe and ts no longer avaiable.
If they have more,many of would kill to get one.I had to replace the whole thing.A new one here is near $200 with tax.


I was talking to Gary at Cyclemax last night. He has had many requests for a GL1500 petcock rebuild kit, and they have long since been unavailable from Honda. He convinced one of his suppliers to start manufacturing one, and he expects to have it in stock and on the web site within a few days.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:40 pm

Please keep us up to date.A bunch of people need one.
I had a gassy smell after I "repaired" my accelerator pump.
I found one fuel line attached to carb had hardened an split inside and was weeping a bit of gas down the carb.
I guess it would be prudent to replace all the rubber on this bike.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby Captain422 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:23 pm

Here is a link to a petcock rebuild kit from Big Bike Parts. Is this what you need?
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/fuel- ... /BBP-5-601

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:44 pm

It looks like it.And it states it will fit the 88 too.
I wonder if it's true.The 88-89 were separated from the rest of the years before.??

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby jcanmer » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:05 pm

This is where I got mine for my 1990. http://www.chromecrazy.net/product.php?id=3282

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby rlsapp » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:10 pm

I also have the same issue with mine. I have a 97 Aspencade, and after riding for awhile and parking the bike on thd side stand, it has a strong smell of gas, and it is a little harder to start. Could this be the same issue?

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby zamboni920 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:52 am

It is very easy to test the Auto fuel shut off valve (aka petcock) , with a small hand operated vacuum pump. Attach pump to the port with the small vacuum line on the assembly. Carefully pump it up to about 7-8 in. vacuum. It should hold. If not, the diapragm or the check valve is bad. Do not pump too much vacuum on it, it will blow the diapragm, or the check valve....especially if they are already weak.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:00 am

The test is correct however it does not test the fuel side of the valve for a leak.in fact mine would hold a good vacuum but the fuel side had a pin hole and allowed a little fuel to drip into the area.

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:01 am

western Honda $117 for the whole assembly I have found WH to have the best price every time I am looking for something on line.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby Birdman-68 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:49 am

Freckles,

Did you ever find a solution to the gassy smell?

I had a smell like maybe old gas when I first got my 99 gl1500 Aspencade. It turned out the PO had not drained the really foul smelling fluid out of the two hoses inside the left side cover, and the bike was sucking that stuff back through the carburator and it stunk to high heaven. As soon as I drained them the gassy smell went away.

Hope you had as good luck with yours.
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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby sanford » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:47 am

Have that same problem with my 88 wing . Normal cold starts bike fires right up at no throttle but after riding for awhile and bike sits and I smell gas. When I restart I have to hold throttle 1/2 open, I think it is a float not seating and is flooding engine. There are no visable signs of gas leaking so my guess it's fumes coming back up the air box. Time to pull plastic....lol

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Re: Gassy Smell

Postby emtpcc » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:06 am

Yeah I've notice the same thing, although not every ride. I was thinking that maybe I was just overfiling the tank and that some small amount of gas was being dumped from the vent. I'll check this out and see. Thanks for the info and please keep us updated on the new rebuild kit.




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