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Chitown Dave 04-18-2013 05:27 PM

Chicago Flood- my scooter drowns
 
Hi All,
Remember me?
Guy who rides 365?
Perhaps I grew too confident.
I thought my Blur could swim.

I was wrong!

Check out my vid.
I'll post the one from my helmet cam later.
I fell into a hole after my Blur stalled.

http://youtu.be/WFgr_pmNGVg

Chitown D
www.KeepItSimpleSilva.com

Domindart 04-19-2013 01:35 AM

Damn! And it started running again 30 mins later wow

Bronco638 04-19-2013 07:34 AM

Good on you for a positive mental attitude! But, damn, even I left the scoot in the garage yesterday. :D That viaduct might even have been too deep for my DR650 to cross......:lol3

damasovi 04-19-2013 01:55 PM

there are 3 reasons why I don't ride when it rain,

1) idiots, they flourish with rain!!
2) HOLES! they reproduce like gremlins and the worst ones are cover in water, dark water! so you only discover them when your 10" wheals have been eating by them!!!

good thing you are cool about it!!

Damasovi

rv-rick 04-19-2013 02:52 PM

That's what you get for forgetting to inflate your pontoons. :rofl

Chitown Dave 04-19-2013 03:06 PM

You all are the best. Swiming Scooter
 
Well... I took out the filter (let it dry overnight), checked the spark plug, kept it on a battery charger overnight. Today... I put it back together and... It WORKS!!!

My Blur is running! I could swear I heard it cough out the word "IDIOT" as it turned over. :lol3

I stopped at the same viaduct to look where I had fallen. Yep. open manhole. It was about 18-24" deep, plus the above sea level water. I fell in about 36" of water. YUCK.

Fortunately I didn't injure myself.:clap

I'll post the video from my helmet cam later today.

Chitown (waterlogged) Dave
www.KeepItSimpleSilva.com

fullmetalscooter 04-19-2013 09:41 PM

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Chitown Dave 04-19-2013 11:24 PM

Thanks for posting video
 
Full metal,
Thanks for posting the video. I forget how to do it.
My next video is uploading now. It will have the footage of me flooding my scooter and falling into an open manhole.

Chitown D

deezildennis 04-20-2013 06:11 AM

You changed the oil right?

cbolling 04-20-2013 07:48 AM

I bet those Taos pants are not waterproof anymore. :lol3


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