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Went for a ride Saturday at Timberlanes Campground in Wesson MS. We had a six bike crew...... Tons of fun. The weather was great except for the high being in the 50's. The only problems we had other than pulling out them honda's was: 1.) A tree jumped out in front of me on a trail and I got a face full of igloo. 2.) I went through one hole that didn't have a bottom on the left side. My bike submarine'd and died under water. Went to start it and my electric start shorted out..... Tried to pull start it and my pull rope broke. We ended up pulling it behind another bike with a tow strap and it fired up, so we got another hour of riding in. My question is what do I need to do to my bike now that it went swimming? My bike is snorkeled and the snorkel didn't go under, air filter is dry and oil is clean but it still seems to bog down when the RPM's get high. HELP!!!
March 14, 2010 at 6:23pm
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Posted March 14, 2010 at 8:30pm
hmm i know!

and i bet the hondas wasnt spuddering after the trip huh! and how many hondas pulled you out of holes? a honda is the solution. LOL.. i dont know what can cause your bike to do that. it sounds like it sucked up water but if you say it didnt than you know. let it sit up for a day or so and spray a good bit of starter fluid in the gas tank. thats what ive always done and it never let me down.. try it!

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Posted March 14, 2010 at 8:47pm

sounds like you should of bought a honda lol

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Darrel From MerauxProfile Photo
Posted March 14, 2010 at 10:17pm

make sure whoever did your snorkels routed your carb, brake vents, and belt box. if you seem to be boggin you might have some water in your belt box, or your plug might have moisture trapped in it(grease it up) or i think water probably got in a vent line and is stuck in your carb it'll run perfect under low strain but when the bike requires more fuel it cant supply it because the waters taking up space. But if you elects. did go out it might be a cpu problem.

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WJJ32180Profile Photo
Posted March 14, 2010 at 10:50pm

You should post it for sale in the La Sportsman Classifieds. I'm sure some poor sucker will buy it.

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Posted March 15, 2010 at 7:35am
Arctic Cat

My bike didn't take on water through the snorkel.... it died under water with the muffler under that it why my air filter is dry. I didnt snorkel the carb and I don't have a belt.... AC's are shaft driven. Im thinking..... Drain all the fluids( engine oil, gear oil, and drain the gas from the carb and gas line ) and start back with all new fluids. I slill have to figure out what happened to my electric start, It's not a fuse problem. I ruled that one out already.

Thanks for the comments.... But I dont want a honda. They are dependable but they lack in technology and comfortability.

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Posted March 15, 2010 at 7:40am
elec parts

hey stalker, seen a very similar problem on a brand ne w yamaha, after went through the entire bike and nothing worked, we took all th elec connections down and sprayed with elec cleaner to dry them out and then put all back together with the electric grease, it was fine after that.

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