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Someone's V Drowning Out

Found this recent V vid I don't think had been posted. Maybe got a little bit to ADVenturous but
whether on this forum or not I hope the bike was soon ok and wasn't hydrolocked!



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Just think, a lot of Versys' and KLR650's are currently under water while being assembled, or waiting for assembly in Thailand. May find a little rust in your cylinders or fuel tank?

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It wouldn't turn over with the starter right after it stalled. Just a bit too deep for the airbox inlets which probably admitted water until it filled up. That was nearly up to outer edge of side fairings.
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Thailand really been hit bad with the floods.

Malaysia's east coast have been having plenty of heavy rain lately.

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That thing blew bubbles for a lot longer than I would have expected...
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It must of been pretty important where he had to go to take a road bike through that deep of water!!!
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Water height/depth should be a round a feet or slightly more , looking at the surrounding people and trucks tires.

This is a friend bike in Bangkok and a service is all it took to be back on road.



At least for the first time in years, Bangkok is free from traffic jam...
Hope situations return to normal soon.
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Right at the end of the video, there is a still that shows some sort of crazy-ass mocked-up plastic-wrap snorkel on his exhaust...
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ahhh..never try to restart an engine if its been flooded with water....you can bend a rod easy that way....I have revived my share of Jeeps that were submerged after some adventurous 4 wheeling....we got them all running again the field... but we were prepared...spare fluids etc...
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ahhh..never try to restart an engine if its been flooded with water....you can bend a rod easy that way....I have revived my share of Jeeps that were submerged after some adventurous 4 wheeling....we got them all running again the field... but we were prepared...spare fluids etc...
What would be the thing to do to revived submerged vehicles without causing a major damage?

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What would be the thing to do to revived submerged vehicles without causing a major damage?

Pull it out of the water so that any water, and water contaminated oil, can be drained from the engine if it was ingested (crankcase and cylinders etc...) and then refill with oil. Ensure rotor and plugs are dry as well as the intake/air filter and ensure the exhaust outlet is out of the water when restarting. Had to do it to ex wife's car once when she accidently went into a flooded area at speed in an unfamiliar mall parking lot after a heavy downpour. Fortunately it stalled out before flooding the engine with water and the oil change wasn't done in the parking lot and waited until getting home just in case. Good times..not.

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Pull it out of the water so that any water, and water contaminated oil, can be drained from the engine if it was ingested (crankcase and cylinders etc...) and then refill with oil. Ensure rotor and plugs are dry as well as the intake/air filter and ensure the exhaust outlet is out of the water when restarting. Had to do it to ex wife's car once when she accidently went into a flooded area at speed in an unfamiliar mall parking lot after a heavy downpour. Fortunately it stalled out before flooding the engine with water and the oil change wasn't done in the parking lot and waited until getting home just in case. Good times..not.
Thats pretty much it in a nut shell....If your desperate...and dont' have extra fluids....
First get it out of the water...exhaust included...
pull the air filter and try to dry it out...
Pull both plugs....now you can crank the engine....water should shoot out of the plug whole...once your sure all the water is cleared out of the cylinder reinstall the plugs...try to dry everything as much as possible. Plug wires etc.....WD40 is great for this....

Check the tank and see of water got in there....if it did you may be screwed depending how much if you can drain and refill with fresh gas.

At this point you can try and refire the engine....if it starts you should get a blast of water out the exhaust...if it doesn't try and get any water out of the exhaust....

Change the oil as soon as you possibly can....I DO NOT RECOMMEND running the engine at all on contaminated oil...however if its life or death do what you have too.

Again this method is for emergencies only...the best thing to do is get it towed to a shop or home and drain everything....however pulling the spark plugs and cranking the engine works great for clearing the cylinders.
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