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Old 08-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #48
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[QUOTE=Airhead Wrangler;19375408]It's an old idea, but it's definitely about as high as you can go.

Thank you Airhead Wrangler.

That's something I can try.

A few weeks ago I have been washed of my bike doing a river crossing in Mongolia. Within 3 seconds I was a long way from my bike.
But I learned a fully loaded R80ST can float !!!!!

When I took the airfilter out to clean everything the bottom of the airbox was full of mud. And I just cleaned and oiled the filter the day before.When the air intake floods now, there is no way the water can escape. It has to run through the airfilter.
On a MX bike it can drain without going trough the foam. Would like to have a same sort of system for my airhead.

If the bike wouldn't have taken the water in I might have had a change to make it trough.Out there I didn't have a choice. We had to do about 20 crossings a day...........
Still I would like to go back there and not have to worry about the rivers.

If someone finds more photographs with high intakes, I would love to see them.(maybe in a different thread ?)
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