How long is your ride to work? Short rides on these bikes will make the oil smell like gas.
Yeah, the '03 800 I had was bad for that. I had to be sure I got it up to operating temp or it would put some gas in the oil and fill the little vent bottle.Really!?! I lived in New Jersey for a while some decades back and a short ride anywhere made everything smell like gas. I've never experienced that before though, to be honest.
What is the prime for an would it put gas in oil if left on prime an then ride for 18 miles. I've rode couple times around block an oil level hasn't changed now sence I tapped on float bowlA fuel filter is a must. I like the ones that show the fuel flowing. That oil can be felt through your finger tips. The smell of gas in the oil confirms you have fuel pouring into the crankcase. If you can feel your finger prints, the oil is shot. A very dangerous situation. If it has a vacuum setting on the petcock, it could be stuck open, which would be like leaving the bike in the prime position. That's easy to check. When the tank is off, put the pet **** in all positions, and see if fuel comes out. Suck on the vacuum line, that should open the fuel petcock opening. If it is pouring gas with out vacuum, you need to rebuild, or purchase a petcock, or put in an On/Off switch line, and remember to shut it off when you are done riding.