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Old 05-12-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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F 650GS crossing water

How deep can we tread over the river?
I notice that air intake about 8" below handle bar, is that the optimal depth?


If the intake is routed to a higher location (much like the concept of "Safari" snorkle), would the airbox hold? Anything else to be careful about?

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Old 05-12-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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You can go pretty deep, but there's a point where the water starts to provide a great deal of resistance. Personally, I'd put a soft limit at the height of the front wheel and go above that only on a case by case basis.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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You can go pretty deep, but there's a point where the water starts to provide a great deal of resistance. Personally, I'd put a soft limit at the height of the front wheel and go above that only on a case by case basis.
+1 agreed.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #4
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I'm surprised no one's linked that video of an F800GS doing a water crossing where the water almost came up to the seat.

It was most impressive.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Here's one with F800GS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu0qr8tz5-8

Anothwer on with a F650 single:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8oT0...om=PL&index=16
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:22 PM   #6
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I think that guy on the Dakar has probably ridden through water before.
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