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aerosilverwing
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PostSubject: Slight fuel smell from a stop   Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:00 am

Since these bikes are new to me, I don't know if I should be smelling unburnt fuel on takeoff from stop?

As a side note....
When I got the bike, the idle was up to about 1500rpm. Seemed high to me. I put it to about 900-1000 and idles good to me. I saw which adjustment screw was correct to adjust the idle, so I know I got that right and it was smelling before I adjusted the idle.

Any ideas why it is smelling like unburnt fuel?

I don't see any wet fuel on or around the fuel cap.

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PostSubject: Re: Slight fuel smell from a stop   Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:23 pm

What year and how many miles on the bike? it might be a damaged fuel hose.

Jesse in Atlanta
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PostSubject: Re: Slight fuel smell from a stop   Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:50 pm

toolboxjesse wrote:
What year and how many miles on the bike? it might be a damaged fuel hose.

Jesse in Atlanta

2002, 15,000 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Slight fuel smell from a stop   Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:06 pm

If you resolve the idle and you still smell it I would check the fuel lines- the bike is 10 years old after all.

Jesse in Atlanta.
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PostSubject: Re: Slight fuel smell from a stop   Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:15 pm

bigbird wrote:
aerosilverwing wrote:

When I got the bike, the idle was up to about 1500rpm. Seemed high to me. I put it to about 900-1000 and idles good to me.

If you put a voltmeter on your battery you will see that a 900-1000 rpm idle is not so good.

If you put an oil pressure gauge on your engine you will see that a 900-1000 rpm idle is not so good.

If you put vacuum gauges on the throttle bodies you will see that a 900-1000 rpm idle is not so good.

If you put an exhaust analyzer in the muffler you will see that a 900-1000 rpm idle is not so good.

There are reasons why Honda's recommended idle is 1300 plus or minus 50 rpm.

Well, damn. I can't wait until I get my shop manual. Thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: Slight fuel smell from a stop   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:43 pm

aerosilverwing wrote:
Any ideas why it is smelling like unburnt fuel?

I don't see any wet fuel on or around the fuel cap.

http://www.silverwing600.com/t3565-silverwing-gas-odor#32388
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