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Old 04-17-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
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Smells like fuel!

Hi to all, after a very nice ride today with my new to me 1150gs, my wife commented that my clothes smell of fuel!! My sense of smell is dead so I never noticed it!! Could my 1150 be running rich? Any idea of what tweaks should I try? When starting from cold it still needs 'choke'. The 1150 is a 2001 single spark and fuel here could be the worst grade in the world! Any suggestions are welcome :)
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Check the fuel couplers under the tank on the right side... they could be weeping fuel if the o-ring is worn or possibly a loose clamp on a fuel line.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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Could be cracked tank vent hoses or the tank cap was not closed tight.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #4
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First get a friend with a calibrated nose yo help you.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #5
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If your fuel lines are getting old and hard they will sometimes weep/leak where they are clamped to the fuel distributor. (right side under the cover)
Start by checking there (engine running)
If so replace with 5/16" fuel injection hose SAE type R9
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:52 AM   #6
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I have checked the fuel pipes fir leaks while engine is running, no leaks! The smell comes from the exhaust! It is running rich i guess. How do you lean the mixture?
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:06 AM   #7
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Have you removed the canister recently?
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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Recall

That is the warning that they give in the recall for 2005 - later
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #9
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That is the warning that they give in the recall for 2005 - later
Wrong series of bike.
Were are talking Oilhead, not Hexhead.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:58 PM   #10
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Milage is 28k km's , no access to gs911!! But I will check the plugs.. What canister you mean? Air filter? If so I changed it to a new k&n last dec when i got the bike!
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:18 PM   #11
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Did you overoil the K&N?
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:21 PM   #12
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Have you removed the canister recently?
Non US bike. No charcoal cannister.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:37 PM   #13
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Laugh Fuel lines

Remove the fuel tank & replace both fuel lines. They are weeping at the connections. Be sure to use new clamps designed for fuel injection lines.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:03 AM   #14
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Did you get fuel on your hands or clothes at the gas station?
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:41 AM   #15
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Plugs are fine

Checked the plugs, color is a light grey with no carbon.. So i guess the bike is a bit lean? Will change the fuel lines and connectors next week! Hopefully that will fix it!!
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