gas fumes

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gas fumes

Post by aynew1 »

I'm getting gas fumes while I'm riding and I have to leave the garage doors open when I park it. Put on a new gas cap gasket, no change. Been doing it since I got it last fall.

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Post by Aussie81Interstate »

check your fuel lines for a leak or maybe one of the lines is not secure where they come from the tank to the carbs - you should be able to spot a leak or slow leak pretty easily by the moisture - don't use a naked flame to pinpoint the area... :D

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Post by bluthundr31 »

Yep, , check that drain tube for the gas cap "tray", , a leaky petcock can drip onto it and fill the drain tube. Pull the drain plug to see what's in the tube, , it might shed some light on whats leaking and from where.

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Post by Mh434 »

Mine did that when the fuel cap's vent clogged. It would release pressure in the garage (wouldn't have noticed it while riding, of course) like a long, silent, gasoline fart. Made my eyes burn. Cleaned the cap & its vent, problem never happened again.

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