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roadscholar

You or your buddies. Smaller bikes or other brands too, but mainly, "Why did I try that on this Pig?"

 

This one was well documented. :grin:

 

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AdventurePoser

Was the water warm?

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CoarsegoldKid

Do those big bikes turn the ignition off when vertical goes horizontal? I'd hate to see'em take a big gulp.

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Heck

No, Joe.

:P

 

:rofl:

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roadscholar
Was the water warm?

 

No, it was a little chilly. The air temp was about 45 that day and felt a whole lot colder after the deed. I was able to lay out my jacket and overpants at lunch and mostly dried out for the rest of the day.

 

Joe, 1150's don't have a shut-off (dropped several-they usually keep running), I don't think 1200's do either but not 100% sure. I have seen boxers hydro-lock from ingesting water, it's pretty easy to tell, the starter won't normally turn over the motor with water in the combustion chamber (if it does a bent rod or valve will likely result, never seen that happen though). Pull the plugs, hit the starter a few seconds and you've got a couple miniature water cannons : ) reintall plugs and they usually fire right off.

 

In my instance the engine quit (probably stalled it going down) but started again once we got it up. There were some electrical gremlins (blinkers acting erratic) afterwards but by the end of the day it was back to normal after everything dried out.

 

A buddy says his WR250 shuts off the fuel when it goes horizontal and then takes awhile to reset after it's righted. I'd think there are other bikes with that feature as well.

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AdventurePoser
Was the water warm?

 

No, it was a little chilly. The air temp was about 45 that day and felt a whole lot colder after the deed. I was able to lay out my jacket and overpants at lunch and mostly dried out for the rest of the day.

 

Joe, 1150's don't have a shut-off (dropped several-they usually keep running), I don't think 1200's do either but not 100% sure.

 

 

Wet is bad. Cold and wet is "more badder." :dopeslap:

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lawnchairboy

I look forward to seeing more evidence in this thread.

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FlyingFinn

Some new material from this afternoon. Not a GS this time (now THAT would have been a disaster) but I'll put this up here since it's been little quiet around here...

 

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2SlowDave

Did you sink your throttle bodies?

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eddd
Some new material from this afternoon. Not a GS this time (now THAT would have been a disaster) but I'll put this up here since it's been little quiet around here...

 

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Mikko

 

You should have been riding a TW200. Those fat tires would act like personal floatation devices and floated you to the surface. :thumbsup:

 

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DirtyDR

About 50 clicks West of San Javier, Baja, Sur.

 

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lawnchairboy

It's just resting. my DR does that all the time.

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roadscholar
It's just resting. my DR does that all the time.

 

The first step is admitting.

 

 

Now show us some dang PICS! :grin:

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lawnchairboy

Pretty sure big -t can supply at least one from the goat path.

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Endobobdds
It's just resting. my DR does that all the time.

 

Unfortunately my K bike likes to take a rest now and then as well. :grin:

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Paul Mihalka
It's just resting. my DR does that all the time.

Difference is the DR is much easier to wake up and get going again than a GS.

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lawnchairboy

Amen!

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roadscholar

That's when your buddies come in handy.

 

click on it.

 

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2SlowDave

Here's a winter mountain road, all sunny up to this blind turn.

I picked my bike up before the camera came out.

Without pics, it didn't happen. :grin:

 

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CoarsegoldKid

gonna leave a mark?

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2SlowDave

Only my pride was hurt. I managed to stop. When I put my foot down, it slipped out and down I went. I turned around and headed back down the mountain feeling like I failed and nature won.

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JonathanE

Hmmnnnn . . . . I don't think I'm trying hard enough. My GS has made it through everything I've ever pointed it at. In fact, it even kept running after I filled the airbox full of swamp water during a little water crossing at last year's "North Meets South in the Middle".

 

Now, I'm pretty sure that my GS would never have made it out of Mike's Sky Ranch on the "old road" south, but luckily I left the mighty GS (aka: El Cerdo Grande) home on that ride.

 

This picture is of the easy way in to Mike's. It illustrates why I sometimes fill the airbox full of material other than air.

 

 

 

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roadscholar
Hmmnnnn . . . . I don't think I'm trying hard enough. My GS has made it through everything I've ever pointed it at.

 

Well, sort of. I only remembered this long ago episode because Whip kept telling me, "listen, you don't want to go with those guys, believe me". :grin:

 

"Jonathan made it round the whole loop and only fell 6 times, he developed something of an allergy to deep sand I think. At the end of the dirt he was still chipper and thus wins the Torey XIII Dirt Donker of the Weekend Award. The prize is an escorted ride through the Bentonite Hills after a rain storm (the escort will be in a helicopter).

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Bob Palin"

 

 

Hey, that's a great shot by the way, you're definitely going fast enough to crash. :thumbsup::wave:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JonathanE
Hmmnnnn . . . . I don't think I'm trying hard enough. My GS has made it through everything I've ever pointed it at.

 

Well, sort of. I only remembered this long ago episode because Whip kept telling me, "listen, you don't want to go with those guys, believe me". :grin:

 

"Jonathan made it round the whole loop and only fell 6 times, he developed something of an allergy to deep sand I think. At the end of the dirt he was still chipper and thus wins the Torey XIII Dirt Donker of the Weekend Award. The prize is an escorted ride through the Bentonite Hills after a rain storm (the escort will be in a helicopter).

________________________

Bob Palin"

 

 

Hey, that's a great shot by the way, you're definitely going fast enough to crash. :thumbsup::wave:

 

That's kinda scary. You have every detail pretty much exactly correct! It was a very long day for me. Nearly as long for Bob and Boney and whoever else was along on that ride, since they all had to stand around waiting for me to dig up the energy to pick up El Cerdo Grande, again. I literally could not do it the sixth time. Someone had to help me.

 

I never got the "prize" though (thank goodness!).

 

My water crossing routine is to point it and then pin the throttle while leaning back a bit on the bike. It's worked so far, but someday it will fail just like all my other time honored and (temporarily) successful practices. That crash should be spectacular! Have the cameras set to video record!

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roadscholar

Dakar Failed Attempts compilation, even the pros screw up now and then. Among others, I found at least two memorable lessons here. Never believe a racing driver after an incident (Robby Gordon did not slow down) :grin: and never ever wave back to cheering fans while riding in sand. :rofl:

 

 

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Huzband

Glad I'm not in here. :P

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Heck
In fact, it even kept running after I filled the airbox full of swamp water during a little water crossing at last year's "North Meets South in the Middle".

 

 

Shhhh Jonathan.....we do not speak of that water crossing....ever. :dopeslap:

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roadscholar
Glad I'm not in here. :P

 

Vell, vee can fix zat. Golly, I'd almost forgotton. :grin:

 

Not funny at the time, and actually a little scary, it was a fast and big off. See the dirt about 30 yards back, that's where it started, a big hole in the ground hidden by the shadows.

 

Glad you could shake it off and ride home. :thumbsup:

 

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