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Old 02-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just was riding my 500 in deep water to me ( about to the bottom of the gas tank,) and it cut off! I pulled it out,stood it up on the back and drained the water out of the exhaust and cylinder,draind the carb bowl checked the air box (no water),draind the oil and put fresh oil in,rode it 5 minutes,draind the oil again and put fresh oil in it again. What do you guys recommended doing next...I was gonna ride it an hour or so and change the oil and filter then....? Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it smoke now? If not you might be lucky but you might wannta invest on a snorkel..
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Does it smoke now?
Naw,no smoke. I was just ideling along and it shut off so I'm hoping on sand or anything got into the cylinder.
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if the oil is still milky ....keep changing it
it sounds like the spark plug (boot) got wet and stalled it .....pull the boot off and put some dielectric grease in there
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if the oil is still milky ....keep changing it
it sounds like the spark plug (boot) got wet and stalled it .....pull the boot off and put some dielectric grease in there


Sort of what I was thinkig sin e it wasn't to deep...is this was any long term problems?;
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Sort of what I was thinkig sin e it wasn't to deep...is this was any long term problems?;
if you got sandy water in the motor ..........its going to eat up rings and start to smoke on you unless you flush it out good now .
was the oil milky ?
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If it was just at bottom of tank you shouldnt have had any issues..... What did the oil look like?
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if the oil is clean, run it and recheck it after a couple hours... if its milky... keep flushing,
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Yeah,the oil was milky.. changed it twice already. Planing on riding it a little ( an hour or so) and then changing the oil again and urs filter?
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If the oil is still milky, keep changing it until you get dark, clean oil coming out. What we used to do with airplanes was use a oil drum and pump, but not sure that would work here. Just keep changing until it's not milky any more. Then you should drive it for awhile and check it again. If it's still not milky, it's good to go.
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