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Gas Smell II
Written by bobb_todd on 10/14/2010 at 04:56 pm

So we dug into it a bit at the shop today. Of course the petcock was bone dry
after I
spend an hour searching for a brass "T".

Looks like it's the actual carbs that are leaking. Not copious amounts but
enough to leave
a stain and odor. Did NOT get into this today as I leave tomorrow on a 3 day
trip.

Also installed a K&N [Not looking for a K&N debate] and was pleased how easy it
is to get
to it. On the GL1800 it's 3 hours to reach the air filter. The filter in there
was a stock
rubber with a piece of a flat car filter grafted/glued on so it may not have
been quite up
to spec.
Did find a bit of oil in the air box which concerned me but not my mechanic.

Bobb Todd

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bobb_todd
10/14/2010, 04:56 pm
Gas Smell II
So we dug into it a bit at the shop today. Of course the petcock was bone dry after I spend an hour searching for a brass "T". Looks like it's the actual carbs that are leaking. Not copious amounts but enough to leave a st

    spacetiger_j...
    10/14/2010, 11:11 pm
    Gas Smell II
    I'd guess your float bowl(s) are the cause. Make sure the floats are set right and take a moment to unscrew your jets and clean them since you'll probably pull the carbs... Jerry --- In