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Old 11-22-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Garage now has slight smell of gas

Hey guys, so I'm super excited- just brought home a 2005 FZ1 with just over 12,000 miles (100% bone stock)

She's in great shape, and although I've only been on a test ride (about 12 miles or so) she seems to run just fine.

Anyway, I got her home and all settled in the garage.

When I went down this morning and opened the garage door, I could clearly smell a scent of gas.

Nothing too crazy, but the garage definitely smelled different today vs.
before I brought the bike home.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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Congrats on your purchase! That bike has been sitting A LOT. Check all the rubber hoses, etc... for cracks. Check around the carbs for leaks, drips, moistness. Could be running rich. I'd run carb cleaner through it. Probably drain the float bowls. Fresh gas, check the filter.

Additionally, I'd plan on lubing everything. Lots of small bearings the suspension that will benefit from fresh lube. Same from shifter, cables, everything. Replace all fluids - brake, coolant.

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Old 11-22-2017, 08:31 PM   #3
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Also bowl gaskets and I had fuel petcock leakage on a low mileage 2005.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:22 AM   #4
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Old fuel hose can perforate fuel vapor through the hose wall. New gates brand fuel hoses may help there. It’s also a good idea to change the fuel rubbers on a 13 year old bike.
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:10 PM   #5
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Congrats on your purchase! That bike has been sitting A LOT. Check all the rubber hoses, etc... for cracks. Check around the carbs for leaks, drips, moistness. Could be running rich. I'd run carb cleaner through it. Probably drain the float bowls. Fresh gas, check the filter.

Additionally, I'd plan on lubing everything. Lots of small bearings the suspension that will benefit from fresh lube. Same from shifter, cables, everything. Replace all fluids - brake, coolant.

Best,
Ron
Thanks Ron! Great tips right there! I plan on going through the whole bike from head to toe!
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:02 PM   #6
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Don't forget these o-rings:

http://www.cartestsoftware.com/fz1/j...ml#AddendumIII

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Old 11-23-2017, 01:12 PM   #7
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That's not gas, that's the extra pheromones you're exuding after adding such a manly machine to your garage. Use the power carefully!
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:54 PM   #8
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That's not gas, that's the extra pheromones you're exuding after adding such a manly machine to your garage. Use the power carefully!
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:36 AM   #9
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Was it parked on the side-stand? If so, try parking on the center stand overnight and see if the smell is still there.

My first thought is the carbs - stuck float, leaving gaskets. It's a lot of work (just tedious, not difficult) to pull them and replace the gaskets, but most likely the issue with such a low-mileage 14-year-old bike.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:21 AM   #10
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My '03 with 61k is all OEM rubber bits in the fuel system and carbs. So far, they're all holding up well. Depending on your olfactory sensitivity, it may be normal gas fumes the bike will release. Unless you just want to replace stuff for peace of mind, a very thorough inspection should indicate if you have a leak which needs attention. Andy makes a good point, try it on the center stand. See if there's any drippage from the overflow tubes at the bottom. A freshly (over)filled fuel tank with bike on the side stand may release a little.
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