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gas in oil?

i have a 08 renegade 800 i was wondering if anyone would know y my oil smells like gas? what are some things that can cause this.

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On carbureted bikes it meant that you had a boogered up float or a bad petcock.

On injected bikes I have no idea. Bad rings?

Did you flood the bike reallly bad before? IOWs did it not start for you within a reasonable time?
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i just bought so wouldnt know if it was flooded...it had a slip on and one of those power commanders if tuned improperly you think maybe that could cause it gas to get into the oil...
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Since it is a newer bike,top end problems are less likely. I would say that the controller is set for too rich of a mixture.

Change the oil and get it to a tuner familiar with the controller. Then change the oil again as often as needed to get rid of the gas smell.
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ok thanks for the help!
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IF you've got it runnin too rich that will also cause it to have a gas smell. As long as it still has good viscosity and still feels like oil should feel you'll be alright... better to be a little rich and go through a spark plug than too lean and mess your motor up... if its a real strong gas smell change the oil, and adjust your fuel, its probably runnin a little rich shouldnt be a serious problem though!
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thanx guys !!
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Take out your spark plug and see what color it is. If its flat black its running to rich, gloss black its burning oil, and a whiteish color means its too lean.

Lean, too much air not enough gas
Rich, too much gas not enough air.

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cool thanx ill try that first thing in morn! i aslo put the thing back to bone stock and change then oil and see how that works
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Yeah if the oil looks in the least bit milky, change it a few times

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