Originally Posted by Box'a'bits
Koko, did you see the thread in water crossings
? All good until you cover the carb float bowl breathers, by which time the cylinders are under anyway. Try not to pull in the clutch during crossings (easier said than done) - once the clutch gets wet, it can slip.
Unfortunately, the carbs were under water several times. It barely made it through the first part of the Fairlie River and then stalled. I needed a push to get out.
I then managed to drop the bike on the crossing with the broken bridge. Nothing to do with the depth, I guess I stepped into a deeper part and just lost it.
Later, on the little Omarama, there was a short, deep, rocky crossing. I think the water went up to the top of the front wheel, everything else was under. It kept going for a surprisingly long time. Pulling the clutch didn't hurt it. But then it dug itself a hole and that was it. It took three of us to drag it out.
Finally, still on the Omarama, I went too fast trough a relatively shallow but wide crossing, was going well until I hit a a largish stone, this time I got wet as well. Luckily, by then it was nice and warm.
It should be easy to improve on this performance, as it was quite pitiful.
I just found this, looks like he took a photo, too.