Back in the late 70's and early 80's I dragraced a Kaw-H2 with 34mm carbs . In between rounds I would mist the engine down with water to cool it off. I would stick a ball of rolled up papertowels in the back of the carbs to keep them dry. Pushed it to the staging lanes and when they signaled for me to prestage and heat my tire up ,the bike wouldn't start. Kicked like hell and it finally barely started and as I was finally able to get it to clean out a tech tapped me on the shoulder and when I turned to look I saw the sky behind me filled with confetti.