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Have my bike stored in the garage, getting strong fuel odor, cant find any leaks, was told to top off tanks when storing, and added fuel stabil. Could it be one of the gas caps? cant find any leaks under the tanks, was wondering if anyone else here has had a simular problem, thanks.
 

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One of the caps is vented. May be the problem. I assume your petcock is off and no chance float bowl is stuck open and letting gas into the cylinders.
 

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Yea,on my '81. The smell seems to go away if the petcock is left on but that is not recommended. I believe it has something to do with the new formulation for gasolines. My rubber hoses dry out and get very hard when the fuel is off for extended periods as the gas evaporates, then leaks abound when the petcock is opened.
 
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