Cuts out in deep water


4 replies to this topic
  • Bogrocker

Posted July 09, 2009 - 06:34 AM

#1

On two occasions when I have ridden through deep water (covering the lower part of the engine), my WR has cut out and then refused to start for maybe 20 minutes or thereabouts. Both times I entered the water with a bit of speed. Any ideas why this happens? Am I submerging breather pipes that could cause the problem?

Help would be appreciated as I hate getting my feet wet :worthy:

  • Asgeir

Posted July 09, 2009 - 08:26 AM

#2

There are 4 breathing tubes coming from the carburator. Two on each side.

One from each side must be re-routed further up in the frame.

Best is to route them pass the upper shock mount and under the seat in front of the battery.

Some earlier WR´s also have their valve cover breathing hoses originally routed down to the low part of the frame. This tube should be routed to the intake box via fittings.

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  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted July 09, 2009 - 08:40 AM

#3

There are 4 breathing tubes coming from the carburator. Two on each side.

One from each side must be re-routed further up in the frame.

Best is to route them pass the upper shock mount and under the seat in front of the battery.

Some earlier WR´s also have their valve cover breathing hoses originally routed down to the low part of the frame. This tube should be routed to the intake box via fittings.


:worthy:

I had the same problem and this will solve it. My bike is practically a submarine now.

  • Bogrocker

Posted July 10, 2009 - 01:56 AM

#4

Thanks - will try this and see how it goes. Wonder why they don't route them like this in the first instance?

  • MaddogYZ

Posted July 10, 2009 - 06:45 AM

#5

I had the exact same problem a couple weeks ago, the bike wouldn't restart. After leaning the bike over and leting some fresh gas flow out of the carb it fired right up.




 
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