So here is what happened. Had ride today in wet conditions. I did NOT fully drown the bike at any point of the ride but it went at least once deep as water reached bottom of the engine and the chassis. I stalled it there actually. But I did not fall over in the water with the bike or anything. Anyway those did not give me any problems bike worked good and continued riding. My ride lasted about 1,5 hours. Then I went home and instantly washed the bike with pressure washer. After i had washed it I noticed from oil checking window oil looking creamy colour and there was clearly condensed water inside the engine on oil checking window.
Okay, I did oil change right away and drained it, looked better. Second oil change and the second new oil came out as good, no white/creamy colour anymore. I did 3rd oil change just in case and changed oil fiter too.
But my question is WHY and WHERE the water got in to my engine? What did I do wrong so I can correct my wrong maintenance of the bike? About the pressuse washing, I did not pressure wash the bearing/seal areas, and I plugged the exhaus and I tried to avoid those two air intakes on air guides. But I did pressure wash pretty much everywhere else.
And I was starting to worry if the water had done harm to my engine? Water can not been longer in the engine than 3 hours after I went on deep water or if water got in to engine when I pressure washed it it wasnt there longer than hour.
It ran flawless whore riding and after pressure wash and after all the oil changes..
And this is my first four stroke dirt bike and I have previously only had two strokes ktm's and Hondas and this got me really really nervous. Never had such a problems with those two strokes.. .
I do ride off-road like trail riding in woods etc NO motocross. Conditions are hard at times there will be deep water, mud pretty much everything, will I have problems in future with this machine?
Edited by KTMfinrider, April 13, 2015 - 10:35 AM.