How deep can water be and still be able to cross it with a WR400/426?
Posted July 22, 2004 - 11:03 AM
Posted July 22, 2004 - 11:53 AM
Reroute your carb tubes to the airbox.
Oil your wheel, steering, and linkage bearings with a high grade waterproof grease.
If you stall DO NOT start bike if your breather tube is under water. (black tube ending by your gear shifter)
Posted July 22, 2004 - 03:01 PM
Posted July 22, 2004 - 05:39 PM
Posted July 22, 2004 - 08:32 PM
Posted July 23, 2004 - 03:22 AM
Thanks for the input. Do you have to worry about water being sucked up in the breather tube while the engine is running? What is different about starting it that causes it to suck up water?
You only have to worry about water being sucked up the breather tube if you try to start your bike with the tube under water. Once it is started it won't suck Sounded kinda kinky
Posted July 23, 2004 - 07:47 AM
Posted July 23, 2004 - 09:19 AM
Last year, we did a setup ride for a dual sport event in the Withlacoochee Forest in west central Florida. At the time, the Withlacoochee River was several feet over flood stage so basically the entire forest was a swamp. There were 6 of us riding and I was the only one who never stalled all day. We spent most of the 40-mile ride up to our axles in water. Some of the water holes were up to the top of the airbox. In one hole-I'm not making this up- the water was up to the top of the gas tank. When we entered it, it looked like we were fording a lake. The wake I made through it kept the water from choking out the motor. We went about 25 yards before it got shallower. Again, I didn't stall but 4 of the others did. After all that crap, we decided to postpone the ride until the water level went back down.
My friend with a WR426 rerouted his breather tubes after that ride and hasn't had deep water stalling problems ever since.
Posted July 23, 2004 - 10:15 AM
Posted July 26, 2004 - 12:57 AM
Posted July 26, 2004 - 02:21 AM