WARNING: This server is unstable and will be retired in the next days.
If you want to keep this forum available, please request immediately a migration
on the Nabble Support forum.
Forums that don't receive any migration request will be deleted forever.
You must have a leak somewhere? The 1200 cc Trophies can be ridden
down to maybe 25 MPG, if you are twisting the wick a bunch, but the
smell of raw gasoline, and the drop in mileage together has to be a
leak somewhere, or perhaps a stuck float that is letting the carb
overflow and spill out the float bowl vent. With the Vacuum operated
petcock on these bikes it would only happen when the engine is
running. You can pull off the vacuum hose ( #4 carb top) and suck on
the line to open the flow to the carb, and see if anything dribbles
out of the carbs, or anywhere else.
On Jul 22, 2012, at 8:11 AM, gt500vert wrote:
> Hello everyone. I recently bought a '96 Trophy The first tank of
> gas was not bad ..I think that I got around 150 miles with 5
> gallons. But ever since then she's loosing ground quickly I am only
> getting around 20 miles to a gallon it seems. I smell gas and I see
> gas on the right carb. Are there any known issues with these
> things? I love the bike otherwise but that kind of mileage can't be
> Thanks for any help.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
List guidelines: PLEASE NO grumpy replies, or replies which merely add agreement to a previous post. If a reply is only relevant to the original writer, please REPLY DIRECT to that person. No SPAM, no adult-oriented topics, and no postings of a political or commercial nature are allowed, except for personal items for sale/wanted. Please trim old messages to a minimum when replying.