I have an 07' DL 1000, 17,000 mi. Every now and then, usually if she sits a few days, when I start up I have a fuel leak. It started last winter, happens on and off sometimes doesn't do it for a month or more. It leaks pretty good things get wet, fuel on ground.
I Replaced fuel line that runs from tank to fuel rail this spring and thought I fixed it but it did it again yesterday. Hard to see but it looks like it comes from connection between fuel line and fuel rail I think? But really not sure fuel bouncing everywhere, and it doesn't do it if you take stuff off and look for it!!!
Runs sort of rough too, wanted to stall while on stand (never usually happens) exhaust smelled rich but not sure odor was exhaust or raw fuel evaporting off engine. Just smelled hydrocarbons not sure which ones.
If you shut her off and start again it usually quits. Yesterday it seemed to do it when I restarted but till I got to the gas station (7 miles) it had stopped, to never do it again the rest of the day. Yea I rode with a fuel leak, but was trying to see how it was behaving and it quit as it usually does.
Went out this morning, no leak.
Two bad fuel line O rings?? Ethanol eating the gaskets ( Ohio Fuel, U can smell the E )? Pump creating too much pressure now and then?