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Old 10-31-2010, 09:19 AM   #16
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How about installing (fabricating) a reachable drain plug on the airbox...?

Should be no big deal to tap the airbox (outside of the filter) in some fashion. Maybe pull a drain hose with a simple open/close valve (plastic) to a convenient position (like behind that little black plastic frame cover on the side).

Just a thought. I don't plan to play submarine. But if it happened, this could make it a painless job to drain water from the airbox.

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Old 10-31-2010, 10:26 AM   #17
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Airbox drain

There is already a drain I believe since water would get in there when you drive in the rain with those forward facing intakes.

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How about installing (fabricating) a reachable drain plug on the airbox...?

Should be no big deal to tap the airbox (outside of the filter) in some fashion. Maybe pull a drain hose with a simple open/close valve (plastic) to a convenient position (like behind that little black plastic frame cover on the side).

Just a thought. I don't plan to play submarine. But if it happened, this could make it a painless job to drain water from the airbox.

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Old 10-31-2010, 11:18 AM   #18
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Thanks guys, I had forgotten about this video...

Yeah, I was hoping I'd make it too.
The water was much deeper, had bigger rocks and the current was much stronger than I originally thought. But if you know me, I hate turning around.... and since I could get in on video, who cares what happened!
At least I know the limits of the GS, and also know she'll start back up and generate some steam after she sucks in some water.

It was shortly after this when my rear bearings failed, so like you said, if you want to play in the water, at the very least be sure your that outer bearing/axle seal thingy is very clean and well greased. I know I had just put many thousands of miles on my bike with no maintenance besides oil before this video.... and bearing failure.

Since then I have been far better at keeping that clean and greased and have put 30 some thousand miles on the bike with no bearing failure, compared to 12,000 at the first failure. maybe it was bad bearings, maybe the water got it and killed it...

lesson learned.


Like you Motoriley, I've always meant to have that socket needed to take the spark plugs out, but seem to always forget.... have to change that!
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:53 AM   #19
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Plug removal

Went out the garage and checked on a spare spare plug and indeed it is 5/8" or 16mm. Both fit equally well. Now does anyone know if I need a super thin wall socket? Mine measured at 21.35 and 21.55 mm on the outside if that helps.

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Thanks guys, I had forgotten about this video...

Yeah, I was hoping I'd make it too.
The water was much deeper, had bigger rocks and the current was much stronger than I originally thought. But if you know me, I hate turning around.... and since I could get in on video, who cares what happened!
At least I know the limits of the GS, and also know she'll start back up and generate some steam after she sucks in some water.

It was shortly after this when my rear bearings failed, so like you said, if you want to play in the water, at the very least be sure your that outer bearing/axle seal thingy is very clean and well greased. I know I had just put many thousands of miles on my bike with no maintenance besides oil before this video.... and bearing failure.

Since then I have been far better at keeping that clean and greased and have put 30 some thousand miles on the bike with no bearing failure, compared to 12,000 at the first failure. maybe it was bad bearings, maybe the water got it and killed it...

lesson learned.


Like you Motoriley, I've always meant to have that socket needed to take the spark plugs out, but seem to always forget.... have to change that!
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:28 PM   #20
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Now I really have no excuse... thanks!
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