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Old 24-04-2013
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Does one simply skip step 4 if the drowned bike is carbyless (efi)??
Throttle would only hold minimal amount of water which should drain out the open air box.
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Step 5: Deweight panther material from deli ham starter.
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After standing the bike up on its back wheel to get the water out of the exhaust we always lay the bike upside down and turn the engine over by putting in second gear and turning the back wheel. Water can run straight out the spark plug hole.

Also prefer to start the bike without the air filter in, then install with the motor running.
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I learned from the best, a former husky owner...

Actually i always carry all the necessary stuff for reviving a bike, had to do it a few times, but the last time was a killer because the water had abrasive particles in it which ate my engine by the end of the day, that was an expensive ride
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This would be great to print out and laminate and keep in the tool bag,it's always hard to remember what to do,would be so handy for a rider to whip it out when someone drowns a bike and it makes sure the correct procedure is followed.
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This would be great to print out and laminate and keep in the tool bag,it's always hard to remember what to do,would be so handy for a rider to whip it out when someone drowns a bike and it makes sure the correct procedure is followed.
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If dewatering a bike was a sport I could be world champion.
I once drowned my 2 week old drz four times in 1 day. The forth time was in a creek so shallow you wouldn't think it possible. But I found a way. In the end I could have tank off, plug and air filter out and back together running in about 10 minutes.
They called my drz the Yellow Submarine. And I became sub mariner.
I also have extensive experience drowning 2 bangers as well. These are a but trickier as water fills the crankcase and gets trapped under the piston.

I have considered putting a drain plug into the crankcase of my 2 strokes in the past.
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The gassers come with one standard. I've had to use it once or twice. Makes life easy!
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The gassers come with one standard. I've had to use it once or twice. Makes life easy!
I have heard that.
If I ever split the cases on my TM I'll put one in.
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Old 23-05-2013
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a good tip from Keg, back in 2003...

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There is one thing that I usually forget to do whenever someone drowns a bike. If there is water in the crank case, it will sink to the bottom. Open the drain plug slightly and let the water out. When you see just oil coming out screw it back in.
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