Water Crossing Woes
Posted April 08, 2002 - 08:43 AM
Yesterday for example, was playing in a water crossing at one of my local riding areas. Dimensions go 20ft across, and at the deepest, maybe 2 1/2 ft deep. Start in slow, 2nd gear, rev it up as the water drag starts to slow the bike. My bike would then start to "blurble" about half way through as thought it was taking in water, and by the time I roll out the other side, the bike dies ! 2 kicks later and fires right up, no problems what so ever !!
Seems to me like something is shorting out temporarely. I've got a whole pannel of experts here, what is causeing this do you suppose?? I'm guessing it has something to do with the ignition, but where is water getting that it would cause this, and even more importantely, what can I do to fix this???? My previous bike was a KDX220, I could damn near float the thing and it would keep running.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Posted April 08, 2002 - 09:43 PM
Shallow water is all I have experience with (will watch this topic closely). If the WATER is 2.5' here, the mud under it is too.
Posted April 08, 2002 - 09:55 PM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 10:02 AM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 08:29 PM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 08:49 PM
The problem is when the cold water hits your carb it cools the fuel and changes the air density. The vent tubes, all 4 are under water and it creates a vacum lock. By having 2 of the 4 vent tubes in the air box where they can still access fresh air the air density in the fuel bowl can equalize.
Posted April 09, 2002 - 04:38 AM
Oh, and Chaindrive, I know your pain. I grew up in Sioux Falls S.D., so definitely understand. I will be getting more pic's developed from our trip to Moab last week, will try to get them posted here soon.
Take care y'all!
Posted April 09, 2002 - 12:18 PM
These guys ARE smart!! I'm just smart enough to gladly take advantage of THEIR smarts!!!