Thread: gas fumes?
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: gas fumes?

Originally Posted by CTripps View Post
One option.... Before you shut it down, close the petcock at the tank and let the engine burn off the gas in the float bowl.. it might take a minute, but that should help.
That's a good idea to do anyway because if you get into a situation where you can't ride for a few weeks or so you don't want that gas in there to gum up the carb, I've seen carbs get gummed bad enough that they need to be disassembled and cleaned from sitting in as little as 3 weeks (on rare occasions) but it usually happens when someone puts up their motorcycle for the winter and forgot to drain the carb. It's just a good habit to get into either way.
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