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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Smell gas but no visible leaks after opening it up

When I "occasionally" wind the gears out I'll smell gas but when I stop to look I don't see anything nor are there any signs in the garage where it's parked every night. Air filters are clean. When I ride reserved I don't smell anything except the greasy spoons I pass.
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Prob just a stuck float you aren't noticing till you open her up.

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OK so I'm waiting for someone to ask me if I used Seafoam!! The answer is "not yet"!
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Have you tried Seafoam yet???????? LOL!! Oh... you done said! LOL

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When I "occasionally" wind the gears out I'll smell gas but when I stop to look I don't see anything nor are there any signs in the garage where it's parked every night. Air filters are clean. When I ride reserved I don't smell anything except the greasy spoons I pass.

Mine does the same thing. I just keep a going since it runs so good.

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It could just be running really rich at the top end. Tragically, I have no clue how to address that...

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worn needles on your slides can cause it to run rich at high speeds. I don't know of any quick fixes off hand, or possible a slide thats hanging up in the bore.

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Well I ran the seafoam through a tank of gas and I really haven't noticed the strong oder I was smelling before. Cudos to Seafoam!!

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