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Old 24-04-2013
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How to de-drown your bike

I couldn't find any info on this so here it is.

If you have drowned your bike do not try and start your bike until you have done this.

This should be done asap.

1-Take out air filter

2-Wring out, shake out and dry air filter (place in clean area/hung from tree)

3-Clean out air boot as best as possible with cloth. (the section between the air filter and carby)

4-Drain carby bowl

5-Take plug out/tank off and clean plug (use a bit of fuel)

6-Lift bike up to drain H20 from exhaust(front wheel pointing towards the sky)

7-With the bike back on the ground, turn the engine over for 5 secs or until h20 stops coming out, keep spark plug lead and face/eyes away from the spark plug port.

8- Tip a bit of fuel(teaspoon full) into the spark plug port and turn the engine over....keep spark plug lead and face/eyes away from the spark plug port, fuel will be force out at high speed

9-Reinstall spark plug and sit tank back on bike, connect fuel to carby.

10-Reinstall air filter and turn engine over, kick or button.

11-Bike should now be running, turn off and reassemble bike.

12-Go home and change oil with a short ride between each change.

13-Continue oil changes until it is clear, using Wynns engine Flush is also as good idea.

http://wynns.net/product/engine-flush/



14-Buy Shrek a beer.

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I Have always turned the motor over while the front is in the air.
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Very good info shrek, a mod needs to sticky the shit out of this one
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Good advice Shrek...
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good call gregory.
also, it is helpful to put bike in gear to get front wheel in air, but when turning engine over at this point make sure its back in neutral
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I just rang the insurance company and put a claim in
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Great advice!
Re Step 2 Wringing out the air filter.
Throw a pair of disposable gloves in your bumbag or drink pack. Weigh nothing, take up bugger all room and make wringing out a dirty,oily and wet filter an easy task.
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Would it help to first remove the bike from the water hazard?
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Does one simply skip step 4 if the drowned bike is carbyless (efi)??
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Step 5 seems to be missing too. Was it an important step?
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