Good evening folks, My previous post regarding my 1995 VFR 750 related to needing the following part for my bike 16956-MZ7-000 Tube, fuel strainer. I was lucky to source that discontinued part from a dealer in South Carolina. I had taken the tank off the bike originally because it had a strong fuel odor after riding it. When I took the tank off the existing fuel strainer tube, which was dry rotted, split. I have done many Internet searches on this subject and know the fuel smell seems to be a problem that many people have had with their V-Four Honda bikes. I wanted to throw out a few observations on my situation and repair. When I took the tank off, I saw no leaks around the petcock or any of the hoses. While I was waiting for the new fuel strainer part to arrive and the tank was off, the fuel smell immediately went away. Basically, the tank sat on the garage floor on top of a cardboard box and nothing leaked out of it. My assumption (and hope) was that the dry rotted line had been the culprit all along. Well, today the part was installed and the tank reassembled on the bike along with the side fairing, seat, etc. The bike started fairly easily and I ran it for several minutes. I did not have time to go out for a ride, so I parked it. The fuel smell is back - maybe not quite as bad as before, but nevertheless it is back. Can anyone shed any light on why this may be happening? There were no leaks from the tank or the petcock when the tank was removed. If the carbs had been leaking, it would seem that would have still occurred with the tank on or off, but the smell went away with the tank off. Maybe the vent hose has something to do with this. I can live with the smell, as it seems to go away after several days, but I still would like to fix something if possible. Lastly, I would want to ensure this is an inconvenience and not something to be concerned about in case of a fire hazard. Thank you so much for any thoughts on this. Brent.