When I shut it off I can smell gasoline

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2012 hd ultra classic, just had 10,000 mile service at Space coast HD. runs well makes lifter noise that service dept says is normal. When I shut it off I can smell gasoline but can’t see any leak. Any ideas? Anyone else ever had this issue?


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    Same on my 2007 .

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    Yes man when engine is super hot it causes the gas tank to warm up expelling fumes! My 2014 does this no leaks anywhere.

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    My 2016 103 needed lifters replaced at 3k due to noise. Dealer said the noise was normal then finally changed em out. Running great now with 6500 miles so far.

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    Only recommendation would be to ride it more often. 10,000 in 5 years and you live in Florida. Don’t hear any noise or smell fuel with it going down the road.

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      Just bought it 2 weeks ago. Yes hear noise but no smell

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      Awesome! Without hearing the noise I couldn’t tell you if abnormal. I have noise but it is acceptable. Being behind the fairing allows you to hear noises that you normally wouldn’t on an unfaired ride.

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      Gets louder w throttle. Can hear it idling can hear it riding. Driving me crazy.

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    lifter noise is common, correct it with rocker lockers…

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    Rocker lockers seems to be the cure from what I’ve researched.

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    Do you still have the catalyst in the headpipe?

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      Yes

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      That might be why your smelling gas mine did the same till I removed it.

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    I have a 2012 as well….I hear it worse around 2800-3000rpms…. Have put over 2000 miles and still going…. But what I think is really going on is slight pinging… I started running a Lucas octane booster and has seemed to help…. Give it a try….

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