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Temporary Gas smell
« on: May 25, 2011, 11:18:36 am »
Every time I shut off my bike, it smells like gas for about 10 minutes. i.e. if I leave the garage door open for ten minutes after I park the bike, no smell, but if I shut the door right away, it smells like gas for hours!

I can not find any leak anywhere. Is this something that carburetor bikes just do?

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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 12:34:04 pm »
I will get that sometimes also, but I am sure mine is coming from expansion of the tank. I notice it on warm days and when you park the heat from the motor will cause a small amount of expansion that vents out of the cap. Next time try to take a wiff of air around the cap, and then down arond the carbs, you will probably be getting it from the cap.
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 01:10:49 pm »
The gas cap will "whistle" too. Open the cap and it stops. I've noticed particularly after a hot ride and I've filled up just before I parked.
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 01:48:53 pm »
I have the same issue, I just park it outside and let it cool off then wheel it into the garage.
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 01:55:14 pm »
Do not lay your jacket or helmet across the tank, you'll smell gas for a week on them.
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 02:24:07 pm »
But it gives me such a nice buzzzzzzz
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 07:38:06 pm »
Probably cures smoking, too. ;)
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 10:07:21 am »
Outstanding. I'm glad I don't have anything to worry about. This is the first time I've ever owned a carbureted bike in years, and certainly the first time I've owned one with four!

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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 11:35:50 am »
Try Beano....LOL

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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 07:47:13 am »
I had this problem earlier this spring when I first started riding again after winter.  My milage was also lower than usual.  I was going through a prep. and clean up session while my tires were being mounted and discovered I had a small split in my fuel line right at the petcock.  I think it was leaking there while the bike was running and gas was flowing.  When I stopped it would quit leaking so it was hard to detect leak but there was still the smell of gas.  Might be worth looking at.

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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 10:25:16 am »
I'm gonna check on that. What's low? I've only run one tank through, and I got 40.3 mpg.

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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 12:41:19 pm »
40.3 isn't bad.  if you watch a bunch of guys have added the fuelly link to their posts, anywhere from 37 to 43 is what I'm seeing on most bikes, and depending on how hard I hit the throttle i bounce around in there a lot. 
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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 06:22:55 am »
I get this too.  Some gas smell, and whistling through the gas cap.  Especially with a hot, full tank.

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Re: Temporary Gas smell
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 02:25:49 pm »
Friend with an 07 ZX-14 has a serious whistle going on when hot and a full tank: seems to be a norm.