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Old 05-25-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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Rainy Season Has Begun

Sunday ride from Key West to The Everglades


It started off really well.







But didn't end so well for Greg, who submarined his GS right in front of me.
I thought he was going do disappear completely. We had been riding through
8" to maybe 12" puddles all morning.
Then this one. Is it wrong for me to say I'm glad he was in front?


It started right up and ran for a minute, then nothing, we couldn't get it to start.

Saved by a stranger. Thanks Mitch. (wouldn't accept money after towing the bike to his trailer and driving us to a gas station.)




Happy Memorial Day you FFs
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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those roads look like fun on those big bikes...minus the water :grin
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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those roads look like fun on those big bikes...minus the water :grin

Hey! My bike is not big, the camera adds 100 pounds.

The 1150 however, is a pig.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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Hey! My bike is not big, the camera adds 100 pounds.

The 1150 however, is a pig.
Thanks for that....a pig?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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So, then what happend to the 1150? Did you remove the spark plug and try to pump the water out?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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I'll tell that part of the story...in a nutshell, the bike started right up once it was out of the water, ran for about a minute, then died. Tried to restart, no go. Took out the plugs, drained the water, turned over the engine. Everything seemed fine. Water was in the oil, we could see that.

Tried to start again, but there was enough water in the system that we got a hydro lock....longer story shorter....by trying to turn the engine over I busted the starter. Also, the water toasted the Hall Sensor.

Towing, starter, Hall Sensor, new fluids, misc. aggravation = $1500.00+ puddle.

Slightly more detailed story here.
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