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Offline ejfranz

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DT dies on fast water crossing
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:58:23 AM »
I have not dug into the bike so this is all I know.
I was on a ride that had 20 + creek crossings. On my 3rd crossing I hit it fairly fast and the water was maybe 2 feet deep. When I got out of the creek the dt died. I was able to kick it 5 times and it started. It again died on the next crossing. It was a slower crossing but deeper. I waited a minute and it started on the 2nd kick.
After that I eased the bike through the crossings and was fine. I do not think water got in the carb, but think more of an electrical issue.

Thoughts.
1996 DT200, 2001 TW200, 2015 VStrom 6500

Offline killindini1

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 10:18:20 AM »
Yes,
Water + Electrics = no spark.
Check your gearbox oil for water also.
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Steve.


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Offline storie585

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 11:26:06 PM »
Ignition coil
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Offline ejfranz

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 03:45:37 AM »
Thanks, When it gets above freezing here (Maple Ridge, BC, Canada), I will check the electrical and change the tranny oil.
1996 DT200, 2001 TW200, 2015 VStrom 6500

Offline Glenngt750

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 07:51:43 PM »
I was just going to ask where you are able to ride this time of year! Cool, another CANADIAN!!!
From:Edmonton, AB. Canada. Bike(s): 1990 Yamaha DT200R, 2006 Honda GL1800A, 1977 Suzuki GT750, 1985 Honda VF750FF, 1987 Honda VFR700F2.

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 07:18:22 AM »
2ft water or more, that's quite deep.  I've seen bikes (modern) stop in water 1ft deep because the carburettor hoses drag in the water and effectively block the movement of fuel through the carb.  There are a number of fixes for this problem.  Regarding spark plug, I think there is a treatment to seal the cap or replacement caps to help with that too.
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Offline ejfranz

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 09:40:54 PM »
The wire housing from the tranny had a crack in it. After I "gooped" it up to seal it off again, I have not had any issues with water crossings.
1996 DT200, 2001 TW200, 2015 VStrom 6500

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Re: DT dies on fast water crossing
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2019, 08:10:14 PM »
Hi ej,
I've done this to a few of my bikes, from the overflow tubes on the carburetor X 3, run a "T" connector and add some hosing and run it up the frame and under the tank, so you will have one hose pointing to the ground and the T connection 1/2 way running up higher, The T connector I use I get from a fish aquarium as it is the right fit. If this doesn't make sense, let me know and I'll try and add a picture.
My WR and TT would stall in 1 foot of water, push them out the other side and start first or second kick, add the extra housing and not a problem.

Cheers
Lou