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Old 05-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #225
Seth S
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Originally Posted by eatpasta
right on! glad to hear it!

how'd you keep it from completely filling up with water?!

Swamping a bike is a pain in the ass but not the end of the world. Most bikes are not at redline when they swamp so the engine usually just gets wet. You have to pull the spark plug and kick the engine over until the cylinder clears. You often have to run gas through the carb to flush all the water out, and you often have to drain the exhaust. Once you have everything clean it usually fires back up and can continue on. Swamped my DRZ a few years ago. took a couple of hours but got it running again and all I needed was an oil change when I got home.

Now, if you go into the water at redline you run the risk of bending the connecting rod and destroying the engine.
Seth S

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