Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Apopka Florida, a twist in the road just northwest of Orlando Florida My home for over 30 years
True it can be serious or it can be fumes. Mine had issues like this.
When the AIS is removed the vapors can be whiffed. Not sure where they come from. My bike is a 2000 49 state. No tank vent.
Cal models have a tank vent which is routed to the intake for reburn.
Pollution control in other words.
Could be leaking fuel filter, fuel lines, Carb bowls, Gas tank leak, Petcock, Damaged gas tank cap. Ect.
Loose or broken Vacuum hoses, on carb or AIS.
bad Running conditions can usually be caused by the latter.
The potential for a fire is evident, Check it close with a flash light,
Or have it inspected by reputable source.
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals