Stalling In water Holes!!!
Posted July 04, 2006 - 04:54 AM
A friend who drives a KLR 650 had the same problem and found his carburetor drain hose , which is low on the bike( Near the bottom), needed a TEE and a new piece to keep it above the water.
Can anybody please tell me if I have to do this as well on the WR450.
I did also try to start it as well in the water to no avail!!!
But as asoon as I got out of the water, BANG, it started.
ANyinfo will be greatly appreciated
Posted July 04, 2006 - 07:55 AM
It seems these bikes are more vulnerable than other bikes in water crossings.
I simply avoid deep water, although a race I did a couple months ago had a huge water crossing about 3 feet deep, I just pinned it and hoped for the best.....It almost stalled but didn't, water was found in the airbox.
For me, I avoid deep water, if I knew I was going to do alot of creek crossings I would probably seal up the airbox real good with silicon and re-route the carb hoses up under the seat..Good Luck
Posted July 04, 2006 - 08:05 AM
The WR carb has 4 vent lines (two off either side of the carb) that ALL go down. Take one from each side and re-route them up the frame to the top of the radiator. No new tubing or zip ties needed, just re-route them.
I've done that to both my WR's...worked great!
Posted July 04, 2006 - 08:45 AM
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Posted July 04, 2006 - 09:59 AM
The two outside tubes you can pull into airbox and tie them with loose pretzel knots to keep them there. Don't kink them or tie them tight as they obviously won't be able to pull the air they need.
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Posted July 04, 2006 - 10:02 AM
Yes. You want the two that go over the top of the carb.
Does it matter which one of the 2?
The other "swamp proofing" mod is to re-route the valve cover breather hose into the airbox.
Posted July 04, 2006 - 05:27 PM