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Rusty Shovel

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Re: Water Crossing
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:25:46 pm »
Oh yeah, three tips:

1) Once the plug is removed, it's difficult to turn the tire by hand fast enough to eject all the water.  If there's a handy hill nearby, coasting down in-gear, will do a much better job.  Unfortunately, water has a habit of pooling below hills, so you may have some pushing/towing to do.  Obviously, you'll need a relatively solid surface or you'll just skid the whole way down.

2) Unless the spark plug is BONE-DRY when you reinsert it, the bike WILL NOT start.  Either let the plug sit out in the sun while you drain your engine, or if you're impatient, use a lighter.

3) None of this is guaranteed to work, so be sure to scout the river well and have a back-up plan if things go pear-shaped.  If you're 100 miles from anywhere and you're riding solo, discretion is the better part of valor.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 02:28:52 pm by Rusty Shovel »
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