Last year I exclusively rode my K in the spring but then parked in on the bike lift, on the side stand until mid-September. Sort of forgot about it because my R was running so smoothly.

So when I finally got back on the K, it would stink of gasoline for maybe the first thirty minutes before the air would clear. Even ran the tank quite empty a couple of times and refilled it with fresh ethanol free gas. Always the same, smelly gasoline odour for the first 30 minutes or so of the ride. Parked it for the winter on its' centre stand with fresh ethanol free gasoline in the tank.

Took it out today for the first ride of the season (with 267,00 km on the odometre). Same smell for the first part of the ride. No odours when returned home.

Can anyone suggest where the problem might lie?