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I know theres a tread on here about this but I can't find it, especially with the day I'm having.

So heres the deal, I sank my foreman again and it died with the tail pipe under water. We get it out, I took the spark plug out and crank it over to get the water out, drain the air box but there was little or no water in it. We tip it on end to drain the water out of the tail pipe and tried to start it up. Crank crank no go. After letting it set it fired up, but it will only idle. I let it idle for a half hour and it will still only idle. Today it will still only idle but it seems to rev up a little more before sputterin and wanting to die.
Can anyone tell me what it is? Why is it everytime I get the tail pipe under it dies? I know some of its my falt but if there is no water in the airbox why does it die?
 

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sounds like the carb might have water in the bowl from the vent lines getting under , and the packing in the muffler might still be wet. did you have water in oil? did you check .
 

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Sorry about your luck Big Daddy, you have water in the bowl of your carb. Open the screw and let some fuel run out of the bowl. Close screw and start up. I open up again while running. Tighten screw and you should be fine. Make sure you plug your drain hose. There is a rubber boot over your rear u-joint. That boot has a clamp on it. The bolt that keeps the band tight has threads showing, push the end of drain hose over threads. It fits perfectly.
 

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Eric where is the screw? I shut the gas off and let it die, this would not rid it of water?
 

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Bottom of carb, not the main gas valve. Turn main gas valve back on. Take off seat, remove right body panel. Look at carb, right in front of primer there is a regular screw. Open that screw, gas will drain from the hose you see at bottom of carb, right under the screw. This is the hose you will have to plug next time you go in.
 

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How does water get in the carb. through the drain hose if the drain screw is closed? I'm just asking cause I've read alot about plugging this hose and I can't figure out what difference it makes.
 

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I don't have mine pluged, yet.
 

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WHEN EVER YOUR ARE HITTING THE WATER, YOUR MOTOR AND EXHAUST ARE HOT AND MAKE THE WATER STEAM UP FROM UNDERNEATH YOUR SEAT. THIS CAUSES THE AIR INTAKE, WHICH IS LOCATED RIGHT ABOVE YOUR MOTOR, TO GET SMOOTHERED BY THE STEAM. YOUR BIKE IS THEN TRYING TO GET AIR AND DOESN'T. THIS WAS HAPPENING TO ME AND THE ONLY WAY I COULD I FIX IT WAS BY SNORKELING IT. IT RUNS GREAT NOW, IN ABOUT 3 OR 4 FEET WATER, WITH OUT EVEN THINKING ABOUT DIEING. YOU CAN SNORKEL IT FOR ABOUT $20 IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING. IF NOT' LET US KNOW WE'LL HELP.
 

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Thanks guys I did get it running!! I drained the carb, fired it up and gave it gas and she screamed! I am going to run the vent lines, now that I have a garage with room and a concrete floor and lights. Working on the heat part!

I don't see why steam is effecting it like that. It don't get air from under the seat but over the gas tank right?
 

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Here's a pic.........
 

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It was stuck in the muck but I pulled it up and it floated.
 

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Glad you got your bike going...If i was you I would go ahead and snorkle it just in case. Since you have sunk it twice it would be a good insurance to have
 

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that happens to me every now and then and it's easy to cure.

all i did was made sure there was no water in my oil, cleared the airbox of any water, tipped it up to get the water out. and on the bottom of the carb. there is a little push button thing next to the air/gas screw. i pumped it a few times and it fires back up every time.....
 

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QUOTE ("Eric":l49g17k8)
Bottom of carb, not the main gas valve. Turn main gas valve back on. Take off seat, remove right body panel. Look at carb, right in front of primer there is a regular screw. Open that screw, gas will drain from the hose you see at bottom of carb, right under the screw. This is the hose you will have to plug next time you go in.
The screw is keeping gas in why don't it keep water out?
 

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snorkle that thing boy, man its been a while since i been on here, really, i just redid mine in the rincon 650 style with a lil special hillbilly touch to it
 
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