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Old 08-19-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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Maximum Depth water crossings..... How deep is to deep?

I have a 1100 GS and went for a killer ride in West Virginia this past weekend and I was wondering how deep is to deep? I kept the throttle open the entire time feathering the clutch to keep the exaust clear. I do know the air intake is under the tank. But when do you run into problems.


not to the deepest part yet...
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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I have a 1100 GS and went for a killer ride in West Virginia this past weekend and I was wondering how deep is to deep? I kept the throttle open the entire time feathering the clutch to keep the exaust clear. I do know the air intake is under the tank. But when do you run into problems.


not to the deepest part yet...
you don't want to be sucking water into the air box, not on the GS but I have seen water into an air intake bend rods - water does not compress............ that is all the help I can be at the moment

BTW where is that? looks great, I haven;t been off the beaten path anywhere in West VA
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:52 AM   #3
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If it gets past the front 19" wheel at walking speed without creating a bowl wave, it's too deep. DAMHIK :) You can get slightly deeper by crossing the river from the left bank to the right one as the air intake is on the left side of the bike, but that's pushing it. Any deeper than that and you need a snorkel.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:04 AM   #4
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Look at these tow threads - you need to make my snorkel mod!


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18706&highlight=pennytech

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...Water+crossing

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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If it gets past the front 19" wheel at walking speed without creating a bowl wave, it's too deep. DAMHIK :) You can get slightly deeper by crossing the river from the left bank to the right one as the air intake is on the left side of the bike, but that's pushing it. Any deeper than that and you need a snorkel.
The intake, opening of snorkel, is just under the right side of the fuel tank on my '07 GSA..not the left side...it doesn't take much to put water into the induction system....ruins oil and can lock up engine as described in previous post....and if you have the OEM air filter it also can destroy the element..
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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Your pictures of the mod in your linked threads didn't show. Can you post them here?

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I find that the pictures of snorkels links are broken/missing.???

Is there a list someware of the openings that need to be closed up, vent holes and such?
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Not sure why they are not opening? Maybe too old? I will e-mail the mod and see if can be rectified as I am nit sure I still have them ... was a good few years ago.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #9
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Not sure why they are not opening? Maybe too old? I will e-mail the mod and see if can be rectified as I am nit sure I still have them ... was a good few years ago.
There were some server problems a year or so ago (I think ... it all kind of blends together ...). Anyhow, a lot of attached images got wiped out.

Nice pic, Disconnected. That is a heavy bike to take across a rocky stream bed.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #10
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There were some server problems a year or so ago (I think ... it all kind of blends together ...). Anyhow, a lot of attached images got wiped out.

Nice pic, Disconnected. That is a heavy bike to take across a rocky stream bed.
Yeah mods have told me they dumped picks some time back to make space before the switch over to the big server. Anyone who wants pics of the snorkel mod PM me youur e-mail address as I am also having problems posting picks to thios site for some rason?
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The intake, opening of snorkel, is just under the right side of the fuel tank on my '07 GSA..not the left side...it doesn't take much to put water into the induction system....ruins oil and can lock up engine as described in previous post....and if you have the OEM air filter it also can destroy the element..
On my '97 11GS it's on the left side, just under the tank.
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