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Lines vented up to handlebars, crankcase breather looped around air box, pullstarter sealed..................none of this helps when you forget to plug carb drain hose

Tried starting while stalled in water and not draining carb bowl. Knew better but kind of cold out, 13 deg., and didn't want to get wet up to my arse.........bad mistake. She now has water in crankcase and I ended up going in up to my arse anyway.
 

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Airbox dry as bone, sucked water up through drain hose. Breather hose is looped because if water does get in airbox, it will have a harder time getting into crankcase.

I had to pull plug and blow water out so if it didn't get there from carb how else?
 

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Airbox dry as bone, sucked water up through drain hose. Breather hose is looped because if water does get in airbox, it will have a harder time getting into crankcase.

I had to pull plug and blow water out so if it didn't get there from carb how else?
 

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Airbox dry as bone, sucked water up through drain hose. Breather hose is looped because if water does get in airbox, it will have a harder time getting into crankcase.

I had to pull plug and blow water out so if it didn't get there from carb how else? blow by
 

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If your exhaust was under water you sucked it in there when you tried to start it up. I lerned that the hard way my self.
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This is what happends to me. I kill it with the exaust under water. I have to pull the plug, pump water out of the cylinder and then drain the carb. Why does it die underwater?
 

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mine died because I forgot to plug overflow hose. I've had it under water before, with the carb drain plugged, and everything was fine. My mistake was trying to start under water. I knew better...
 

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Eric what do you use to plug yours up with?
 

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i dont know if you drained the water yet but with temps that low that water will freeze in your bike any may crack something. i drounded my 4wheeler in the cold before and i had to get it all out before it froze in there.
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I use clamp screw that holds boot on at rear u-joint, slides over perfect and is always there.

Yeah I drained oil/filter three times and everything is A O.K. Carb did freeze up on me when I was limping her home. Stuck at 3/4 throttle, that kind of sucked
 

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It dies under water because you need to turn your idle up. I can go under all the way to the lip of the snorkel and the bike will sit there and idle. Dont turn it up too much just maybe 1/2 a turn or so. Try this it should solve your problem.
 

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This is what I did. I cut a slit in the black rubber flap, took the carb vent lines and pushed them through so there at least higher now. I took the check valve out of the carb drain line and folded it over and put a small hose clamp on it and stuck a screw in it (for extra protection). I then zip tied it to the frame. Do you think this will work? I have my idle turned up a little already.
 

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I built a bolt on exhaust snorkle for mine (works on aftermarket or stock)...using about $10 bucks worth of autozone exhaust fittings. Cut out a circle of metal that fit in the same area as the hmf tip and used the bolts to attach it in place of the tip. Doing this made my life a lot less stressful when I get into water that is deeper than expected. I will try to get some pics up...

Turning up the idle is a good idea also, but be careful with getting too much idle with es because of the hard shifting.
 

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Yeah I have idle right on the verge of a hard shift. Any higher and I get the 'clunk' when shifting in gear.

On my Cat I actually tuned idle when exhaust was under water. Suzuki motors need way more idle than the Honda when under water. It always seemed like the Zuuk didn't have enough umph to keep running when there was pressure against exhaust.

I would put an exhaust snorkel, intake too for that matter, but I don't have anywhere to ride such a beast. Deepest I get is bottom of seat, not a problem with the mighty Honda. It's the idiot driver in this case
 
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