I spent part of my day trying to rectify my POOGS symptoms. I had already disassembled and cleaned all the various pieces in the POOGS thread a few weeks back and still had POOGS symptoms so today I tried a few more things.
- I made sure that I hadn't kinked the tank vent hose under the front lip of the seat, it wings freely within the frame and exits by the center stand. I had cleaned this out previously but wanted to make sure it wasn't kinked.
- I noticed a loose hose behind the right side air cleaner assembly so I stuck it back into the upper hose connection as detailed in the grea seried of photos in the following post: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31633
- No other hoses seemed out of place, kinked, etc. While I was outside with tools I replaced my plugs with NGK Iridium (not that it could be related, of course)
So I took it out for a spin ('94) to see how things worked, the bike seemed a lot livelier with the new plugs so I ran it a little harder than usual but no harder than I ever have, put about 30 miles on it just to see how everything was working. When I stopped and shut it down I noticed that I could smell gas. I thought it was odd, I hadn't played with mixture or anything, but then I looked down and saw that gas had sprayed out and down along the top of the tank toward the seat. It looked like it might have sprayed while I was riding but a) I didn't smell fuel during the ride and b) I didn't get any on me, I surely would have if it had been spraying "at speed".
I have about 100 miles on the bike since my POOGS cleaning a few weeks ago (it's been raining like crazy lately!) and there was no fuel leak evident until the ride today, I don't see how anything I did could have resulted in this but maybe one of the forum members has some ideas?