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why is my bike smell like gas when i first crank it up in the mornin?

  1. profile image49
    beakposted 7 years ago

    why is my bike smell like gas when i first crank it up in the mornin?

    the temp has change its gettin colder outside and im smellin gas like my bike is runnin to  rich when i first crack it up

  2. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Probably the mixture is too rich. If it is a carburettor - lean it off a bit, if it is fuel injected, I would get a tech to look at it.

    Good luck.

  3. Emissionguy profile image83
    Emissionguyposted 7 years ago

    misfiring cylinder during warm up, try warming it up faster on full choke. perhaps have the carbs cleaned.

  4. eshwar_1989 profile image76
    eshwar_1989posted 7 years ago

    It's quite normal. because for the first few strokes the bike doesn't spark and what comes of exhaust is pure fuel mixture. And or as mark said the mix might be rich too smile

  5. eddiecarrara profile image94
    eddiecarraraposted 6 years ago

    The engine is cold and the only way it will start is with a rich mixture, also the exhaust is cold, some of the hydro carbons that would normally burn up in the exhaust will be spit out in raw form from the tail pipe. I believe it's totally normal unless you have raw fuel dripping from your exhaust, that would not be good!