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Sorry...that was me...:eek:

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Curiosity got to me so i went out and looked in the dark 20 degree snowy night with a flashlight. Looks like there is a vent hose that ends right behind the passengers knees. Probably just vented out a bit.
 

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Yea I think it is the exhaust fumes that you just get a whiff of every once in a while. Not pleasant, but nothing to be too worried about. Some people even like the smell of gas fumes :p
 

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the exhaust smells a little rich the colder it gets. I catch a wiff every now and again.

I love the smell of gas fumes in the morning. :D
 

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I wanna bring this up again...

Still the occasional whiff of gas under normal circumstances...which i am sure is quite normal, but yesterday i put my $5 windshield on, and that really pulled some gas fumes into the cab from the lack of wind/vacuum from the shield. I have determined that a 1/4 shield is a must, but from what i saw yesterday, i will have to relocate the tank vent. I have checked for leaks and found none, but will do a more thorough check soon.

I do tend to overfill the tank, so maybe it was just residual gas in the vent tube, but it seemed to persist over a couple of hours. Removing the tarp returned it to normal service.

Any of you guys with cabs or windshields have trouble with this?
 

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Never noticed any smell with mine before or after windshield and I always overfill mine.


I did notice when I extended the breather hose the stock one seemed to almost fall off when I pulled on it. I assume you already checked that.
 

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For the first time I smelled gas this past weekend. It was strong enough I stopped to see if I had a leak in the tank or fuel dripping from some where. I didn't see any so I kept riding. Others with me didn't smell it so I figured it was just me..
 

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Every once in a while i get a whiff of gas fumes. Doesn't appear to be any leaks.

Anyone else get this?
Mix more meat in the beans.... Or take Beno... Heh heh.

Nothing with the P 5 to report and I cut/pulled the internal filler neck out so I can top it right up. Also have roof and 1/4 windshield on. Might not get it on the P5 due to holes in the doors as I think those provide greater ventilation.

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I pulled the side cover and checked it out today. No leaks...just the venting. Even sitting there in the warming sun, the smell of gas fumes was pretty strong with the seat off. I am surprised more of you haven't had this trouble...

Bought 6' of fuel/vapor line (1/4") and my vent is now relocated to just behind the top of the grill. Smell went away instantly. Now i can use the $5 windshield without getting a headache.
 

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It's exhaust fumes not fuel, you need air coming in through the windshield area or else there is a suction created which pulls the exhaust toward the front of cab area.
 

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It's exhaust fumes not fuel, you need air coming in through the windshield area or else there is a suction created which pulls the exhaust toward the front of cab area.
It's not exhaust fumes on mine, it is fuel vapor.

The only time i smell exhaust is when backing up, but you do see people complaining about exhaust coming back in the cab on on many SxS's. I think this is why Honda pointed the exhaust tip down.
 

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I wanna bring this up again...

Still the occasional whiff of gas under normal circumstances...which i am sure is quite normal, but yesterday i put my $5 windshield on, and that really pulled some gas fumes into the cab from the lack of wind/vacuum from the shield. I have determined that a 1/4 shield is a must, but from what i saw yesterday, i will have to relocate the tank vent. I have checked for leaks and found none, but will do a more thorough check soon.

I do tend to overfill the tank, so maybe it was just residual gas in the vent tube, but it seemed to persist over a couple of hours. Removing the tarp returned it to normal service.

Any of you guys with cabs or windshields have trouble with this?
Nope.
 

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It's exhaust fumes not fuel, you need air coming in through the windshield area or else there is a suction created which pulls the exhaust toward the front of cab area.
Exhaust does not smell like raw fuel. There is a big difference. If the exhaust was that rich in fuel, we would all be driving little flame throwers.
 

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My P-2 has the Honda full windshield, hard roof and rear cab. Ran it all summer with the stock doors and a couple of months, this fall, with the hard doors. I've never smelled gas vapors or exhaust fumes.
 

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I get a whiff of fuel smell once in a while but it is when I am slowing down. I worked it pretty hard plowing snow the other day and didn't smell any thing then.
 

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Even the atv's will give off the vapor smell with a full tank and the tank getting warmed up (either from the sun or motor). I have had a few of the new 420 Ranchers that would force fuel out the breather tube when filled to the max. It sounds like DG found the fix though.
 
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