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Old 07-20-2009, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 2006 Ulta and from day one I've always had a strong gas smell when I park the bike in the garage after a ride. It's not noticeable out side. I thought fume smell was normal with the newer fuel injection bikes. Does anyone else have this issue with a gas smell? I don't have a leak that I know of, It's not leaveing a puddle under the bike (unless I over fill the tank and it runs out the over flow from the expansion in the tank) but the smell is that stroung is if it was leaking. Any ideas? Thanks from FatBob
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Diggerpine here; Could it be possible that your A/F mixture is running richer than normal?
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ive had the fuel line quick disconnect coupler leak when I didn't get it connected perfectly. I'm talking about the part on the left side, rear of the tank, where you would expect to see the petcock on a carb bike. The leak was barely noticeable but if I put my finger under the elbow it would have a drip there. Otherwise, I would suggest pulling the dash panel and check to see if the hose on the overflow is disconnected, allowing the expansion fuel to pour down onto the frame and under the seat.

There is also a 1/4" plastic line the goes from the throttle body (right behind the air cleaner) across the top of the motor and back along the underside of the tank and then follows the cruise control cable down behind the frame and into the charcoal canister below the battery area. This plastic line is in at least 2 sections (maybe 3) and has rubber hoses connecting the different lengths. If one of those rubber hoses breaks, you will have fuel vapor escaping out, although I'm not sure if it would be noticeable unless it was in a garage or something.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There shouldn't be a charcoal canister unless it's a California bike--Yes, we people in America don't have canisters on bikes like you do in California!--yet!
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I have an 2006 Ulta and from day one I've always had a strong gas smell when I park the bike in the garage after a ride. It's not noticeable out side. I thought fume smell was normal with the newer fuel injection bikes. Does anyone else have this issue with a gas smell? I don't have a leak that I know of, It's not leaveing a puddle under the bike (unless I over fill the tank and it runs out the over flow from the expansion in the tank) but the smell is that stroung is if it was leaking. Any ideas? Thanks from FatBob
My advice is--DON'T SMOKE in the garage!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you "blip" the throttle just befor you shut down? If so, STOP IT! That could be your gas smell cause it leaves excess fuel in the cylinder head that can also wash down the cyclcinder wqll.

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My 08 FLHX did it from day one - no sign of any leakage whatsoever. Come to think of it, I haven't noticed it as much lately though.
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