Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lake Forest, Il, USA
So my random thoughts -
There is no known problem that would cause you to smell gasoline on decel, so I'm betting you need to check all fuel lines - age not miles is likely the problem.
How through an inspection was done by the shop? Did they replace all fluids, check the inside of the tank and so forth?
The old K bike are easy to work on, just carve out the time and enjoy the journey - you'll probably do better work on your bike than the shop anyhow.
I'd buy the Clymer manual and go to work - two lines out of the tank, check thee closely at a minimum check the end of line connections - I'd just go ahead and start the refurb.
The links the others have provided will give you a road map for this.
"What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as fact. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles, either."
Robert Persig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
1985 K100RS (Sold)
2000 323i (Sold)
2003 1150GS (Sold)