Question about kawasaki KLX 250 Motorcycles
Good question. Crossing any body of water is risky because the engine could cut out. Water up the exhaust is a common cause of stalling but as long as you keep the rpm's up pretty high the exhaust gas will blow out any water. You will not get shocked so no worries there. The only concerns other than safety are to make sure you keep the crankcase vent above the water and don't get water into the engine and contaminate the oil. Major point number two here is KEEP THE AIR FILTER DRY!!!. Carry a spare in a zip[lock bag just in case you drop the bike or swamp the motor. If you do swamp the motor simply remove the spark plug, drain the oil from the motor and drain the carburetor bowl. With the spark plug, oil drain plug out and the carb bowl drain screw cracked open you should use the start button to spin the motor and that should dry things out nicely. Replace the spark plug, oil drain plug, close the carb drain screw and refill the engine oil. By the way make sure the spark plug is not wet when you reinstall it and make sure the air filter is dry. One that stuff is done the engine should start and run fine. Of course there are varying degrees of necessity here depending on how deep the motor went into the water. Often a dry air filter and clean spark plug are sufficient. Don't worry about electric shock though you should unplug any wet connectors and dry out the contacts with silicone spray and put dielectric grease on them before reconnecting and do this as soon as is convenient for you after the ride or as a preventive measure against short circuits and corrosion.
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