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I had a lot of gas in the oil of my Westinghouse home generator a few years ago. Turned out to be a combination of stuck bowl float and leaking petcock.
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Sounds to me like the vacuum petcock failed and the crankcase got filled with gas. Then it just got scavenged into the the tank when the bike started. I've seen the same thing several times with DRZ400 Suzuki dual sports. Whenever my buddy buys one off CL, the first thing we do is change the oil and change the petcock to a manual type.

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