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1998 valkyrie with an interstate tank, I smell excessive gas fumes after shutting the engine off and many hours after the garage smells like gas. So bad, my wife will not ride with me.

I have the interstate tank instead of the custom tank

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    Alfred E Newman Nov 04, 2017

    I'd say your wife is smarter than you think. That is an old bike and the last thing you want is to blow yourself and her up on a cruise... Suggest you try to sell it and go buy yourself a newer and better bike while your wife is willing to go out on it with you.



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Hi, Douglas the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem.
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Yes it has a water pump and it is inside the right crankcase cover. It is probably just fine. There is a thermostat that is probably stuck closed. The water can't circulate to cool the engine. Don't mess with the bike without a service manual. Google " motorcycle repair manuals honda ". Also the site below.

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SOURCE: problems with 1999 valkyrie interstate Radio

Is this a factory install?

Based on what you are saying here ... I suspect you have a faulty ground. Make sure you have a good ground.

You can test this by making a temporary ground with a wire connecting from the metal case of the radio to the neg side of your battery. This may not be a teller since you say the trouble is intermittent. Your radio will probably never give you the chance to check it peacefully. It will always work when you have the tools out!

If in doubt, install a good ground. Use a very flexible wire, at least #14 or heavier, stranded or woven NOT solid. Fasten the new ground onto the metal case of your radio - make sure you don't create any shorts. Hook the other end to a known good ground on the frame, NOT the handlebars. To make absolutely sure, go to the neg side of your battery with your new ground. Also, make sure your antenna has a good ground and is not shorting to that ground (bad leadin wire).

Let me know if this works for you.


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