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Offlinept52

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    Smell of fuel
    « on: 2017-04-03 15:17:27 »
    hi all
    After recent runs or after just starting up my 2013 gtl I can smell a whiff of petrol fumes from around the bike
    Inspection around the bike didn't show up any obvious leaks, has anyone else come across this issue ???

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      Re: Smell of fuel
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-04-03 17:46:31 »
      hi I have had 5 k1600 and yes its is common to smell fuel as the breather is under your nose
      the only other time I have a leak was after a service where the fuel fast connector at the tank small
      o ring replaced no problem
      hope this helps
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        Re: Smell of fuel
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-04-03 18:10:55 »
        I occasionally smell some fumes when I park the bike in the garage after a ride (i.e. with a hot engine) and the fuel tank is almost empty.
        When the tank is full I smell nothing.
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          Re: Smell of fuel
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-04-03 20:29:15 »
          Hi Steve what you said bout the o ring makes sense mine is recently back from a service and didn't smell it before it went in sounds like the o ring could be the culprit I'll get it back to the dealers and have them check it out
          Thanks for that

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            Re: Smell of fuel
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-04-03 20:31:01 »
            Oh and your reply could also be the problem FP as my tank is almost empty  sounds like I have two problems rolled into one

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              Re: Smell of fuel
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-04-03 21:05:45 »
              glad to help
              ride safe und upright
              the connection is a 5min job

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                Re: Smell of fuel
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-04-03 21:53:44 »
                Guess the tank has to come off or is the coupling accessible without tank removal ?? Do you know how to get to the coupling Steve ??

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                  Re: Smell of fuel
                  « Reply #7 on: 2017-04-03 22:28:26 »
                  I have a separate small garage just big enough for my two bikes. When I open the garage door, it always smells from petrol fumes (i actually kind of like it - is that a bad thing?  ;D ). It's been like that for the last 8+ years, with the K1600 and previous bikes. I think if you have them in a smaller room with little ventilation, you smell it more than in a large or well ventilated room
                  It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

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                    Re: Smell of fuel
                    « Reply #8 on: 2017-04-03 23:43:18 »
                    to get to the back of the tank
                    remove the seat and  all 3 parts of the tank cover note the 2 side cover slide back
                    remove or at least loosen the rear section air box
                    and you will se the fast connector no need to drain the tank  as the small o ring is on the fuel line
                    it will make sense when you start removing the parts
                    use a bmw part not any old seal
                    if you need to see what the tank looks like
                    check eBay before you start     

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                      Re: Smell of fuel
                      « Reply #9 on: 2017-04-04 06:06:35 »
                      Thanks for your help I will have a look at the weekend

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                        Re: Smell of fuel
                        « Reply #10 on: 2017-04-04 21:08:06 »
                        forgot to say 1st part is the 2 air intakes to remove as the screws for the covers are behind them
                        that's the part in front of the flaps

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                          Re: Smell of fuel
                          « Reply #11 on: 2017-04-05 07:51:30 »
                          Ok thanks steve

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                            Re: Smell of fuel
                            « Reply #12 on: 2017-04-07 16:45:42 »
                            Very strange just as FP said about his bike smelling of petrol fumes when his engine is hot and the tank almost empty I've just been and filled up with fuel been for a long ride and when I've got home the smell of fumes is no more
                            Unusual to get the smell only when the tank is almost empty

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                              Re: Smell of fuel
                              « Reply #13 on: 2017-04-09 19:37:22 »
                              I guess it's easier for a hot engine to warm up a little bit of fuel and let it evaporate than to warm up more than 20 liters of fuel.

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