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If you look under your seat where the carb is, that is the limit before you suck water through the vent lines. Also there is the pull starter witch may or maynot leak water into your crank case. As far as I know that is all.
 

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i was in mud up to thre floor boards today and i didnt have no problems. also got the foreman stuck for the first time today.
 

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i sould pull the cord out tou see how dirty it is...i always forget about that think. but i dont ride very much but when i do right i usually get rather muddy
 

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I've also seen a thread or two about sealing the pull starter. I have'nt done mine and so far with water up to the handle bars no water has goten in the crank case yet. nock on wood. But I think all you need to do it is a tube of RTV and a few minutes.
 

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I've also seen a thread or two about sealing the pull starter. I have'nt done mine and so far with water up to the handle bars no water has goten in the crank case yet. nock on wood. But I think all you need to do it is a tube of RTV and a few minutes.
That would definitly be worth it. I just wish I had the balls to take it apart and seal it
 

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I don't think anything is going to fly out at you. I think it is fairly self contained. Do a search on it, their might be a how to for you with pictures so you know what your getting into.
 

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I have had my Foreman in water up to the bottom edge of the fenders and in mud up to the center of the axles without any mechanical or electrical problems. I have read threads on this site that say this type of activity will cause premature angle sensor failure. I did however drown my Foreman when I was in water over the fenders.
 

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you can go pretty deep when stock, deeper than ud think...
but, i wouldnt go any further than the fan...i dunno if it comes vented or not

the stock air intake is about up to the gas cap, but the carb is not vented very far so i'd go no deeper than the carb (bottom of the seat)
 

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run both vent lines to pod, seal up pull start (very easy) and you can run up to seat. If you go up to wings on decal you're probably going to swamp; pull seat off and look at intake snorkel...........this is as high as you can go.
 

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For a brief few second mine will run with water over the racks but eventually starts to sputter. Safetly I can drive it wth water at the bottom of the seat. Probably 2-1/2 or 3 feet of water.

However, with my snorkel on I can go completey under Just gotta watch the exhaust!
 

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Honestly you dont even have to worry about the pull rope.... I did seal mine up just to be safe... the only way i have found to get water in the oil is by sinking it. it goes down the crank case vent in the airbox. to seal the pull rope i just pulled it out about 6"s then rtv'd the base of the handle and let it go in... ive never got water in the oil other than when i sank it.. oh ya... un snorked your good for about 3- 3.5 ft of water snorked you can float anything thats not movin too fast!
 

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the problem with the pull start is not mud and water getting in there and instantly going to the oil...just because it wont happen. what does happen is that the water and mud sits in the pull starter and eats at the crank case seal thats in there...then it leaks
 

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I just ripped apart my pull start to change my output shaft and water defanatley gets in there. Wasn't as bad as I thought seeing as I've never sealed it. Just visable surface rust and such.

However, I've sank mine more than I can count (to where it will shut off) and I have never found water in the oil. I guess I'm just lucky.
 

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I run mine completely submerged with my snorkle and i have my pull start sealed all the way around the housing and in the drain hole and the top where the cord comes out of the top and also I have all my vent lines run to the snorkle other than the one coming from the carb bowl and i have never had a problem other than forgetting to plug the carb bowl hose before i go deep and then the only problem is I get water in my fuel and have to drain it and run the engine for a minute to get all the water out and i have pumped water out of my exaust at least ten times and have never had a single issue yet and my foreman is 1 1/2 years old. I spend 90% of my time in water.
 
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