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Ok guys I sunk my foreman yesterday and I was making sure that I have checked everything I need to!!! As soon as I got it out of the water I pulled the plug in the airbox to drain it and stood the bike up on its back rack to drain the water out of the pipe! Once I drained all of that I pulled the spark plug and turned it over a few times but there was only like a drop or two of water in it! Then I cleaned the plug put it back in and it fired right up! It just ran for a few seconds then I checked the oil and it looks alot like chocolate milk......so we pulled it back to the trailor. This evening I am gunna go buy a gallon or two of oil and try to flush all the water out of it and then Replace it with GN4, and clean everything up and I should be ready to go again right?????
 

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Are you vent lines rerouted? You will probably need to drain the carb. Also if I were you I'd change the oil 3 or 4 times while riding the bike for about 10 minutes between oil changes.

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My carb lines are ran up into the pod and the bottom line is pluged! I am gunna change the oil prolly about that many times just depends on what the oil looks like coming out! I thought I would have to clean out the carb but it fired right up the first time I hit the button and ran like a champ!
 

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My friend has done this (sunk his quad) with his 06 foreman so many times it's almost a routine with him!
He's just drains the carb, laughs, continues to ride and then changes the oil when he gets home. Those motors can take a beating!
 

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Yeah I know they can It would just be my luck that my motor would explode or sumthin if I drove it !
 

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You did most of the things you should have done. You should also have changed the oil ASAP (milky engine oil -> water got into it) and let the engine run until it heated up, then changed the oil once again, but it sounds like you'll be able to do that tonight.

Sometimes you need to use compressed air to help dry the electrical connections out as well.

Between the heat from the running engine and the fresh oil any remaining water should either evaporate or be displaced, changing the oil a 2nd time removes the water displaced by and now mixed with the oil.
 

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When I sink mine I change the oil at least 5 times and I change the filter every other time.
 

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I changed the oil 9 times so far and guess what its still milky!!! Not to bad Maybe two more and it will be good but I got most of the bad stuff out and I am gunna crank her up tomorrow and cruise around the yard then change it again! But I almost got it done and it runs perfect!
 

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Couldn't you just leave the oil filter out while you're going through the sequence of changing the oil to get the water out?Then put a new filter in on the last time changing it?
 

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I changed the oil 9 times so far and guess what its still milky!!! Not to bad Maybe two more and it will be good but I got most of the bad stuff out and I am gunna crank her up tomorrow and cruise around the yard then change it again! But I almost got it done and it runs perfect!
**** you had a lot of water in it!!

Yeah I use cheap walmart oil until I think it's all out and then put the good oil back in and a real honda filter.
 

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Couldn't you just leave the oil filter out while you're going through the sequence of changing the oil to get the water out?Then put a new filter in on the last time changing it?
I would not you might have mud in the oil too and if the filter was not in there the mud would not be stoped by anything.
 

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1. pull it out
2. drain water out
3. stand it up, drain more
4. check oil
5. repeat steps 2 and 3 if need be.
 

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I changed mine the first time with the oild filter in and got alot of the bad stuff out then I cycled it without the filter the next 8 times!!!

I am gunna go to autozone and buy some seafoam that you are suppost to put in the crankcase of an automobile and put some in my oil it is suppost to help get rid of water and clean everything! I am gunna put some in tonite and cruise it around then change it one last time if the seafoam works like it should......then clean her up and get ready to go again!!!

I feel good about my riding trip last weekend cuz mine only drowned out! I was riding with a KInd Quad 700 (snapped both front axles) 2 week old AC 700 EFI (tranny blown out) Grizzly 660 (just ran like piss aferwards) and Another honda foreman 500 (my tow truck )
 
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