Hi guys, I'm having problems keeping water out of the AP chamber. Basically Its been such a wet winter here that the standing water is so much that I can't keep the water out of the carb. I started out on sunday fine but after 3 hours and alot of puddles, it started coughing and spluttering and back firing. Then it wouldn't idel or start. Stripped the carb, cleaned it. Went into my dealer, who told me about there being no seal ontop of the AP shaft, which on very wet rides allows water down into the chamber, screwing up carb. (This problem is adressed on the 450). He surgested taking the shaft out and applying some silicone sealeant to the shaft, just enough so it seals but slides on twisting the throttle. Has anybody else come across this or found a way to keep dirt and water out of the AP chamber? Cheers, Rich.