Gas smell 94 GL 1500


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tcryder
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Gas smell 94 GL 1500

Postby tcryder » Mon May 30, 2016 11:38 am



I walked into the garage and it smelled like gas. The only thing in the garage was the Wing that could cause the gas smell. Any ideas? tcryder.



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Dusty Boots
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Re: Gas smell 94 GL 1500

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon May 30, 2016 12:39 pm

Pop open your fuel door and check to see if the fuel filler tray around/forward of the gas cap is damp/wet with gas

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Re: Gas smell 94 GL 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 30, 2016 8:23 pm

If the fuel tank wasn't completely full, and had air at the top, when it gets hot outside this air expands and creates pressure. When it exceeds the "blow off" pressure of the valve built into the fuel cap, it vents the pressure to the outside (as it is designed to do), and this smells (very strongly) of gas, because it is.

We get people posting about this every time it starts to get hot. Park your bike with a full gas tank, and you shouldn't have this issue.

tcryder
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Re: Gas smell 94 GL 1500

Postby tcryder » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:45 pm

Thank you for all that replied. I appreciate the input. tcryder




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