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post #1 of 26 Old 12-14-2016, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone I need some help. 2014 klr completly submerged under water for 6hrs.I flushed right away and have road for 600 miles until it stopped dead in the middle of a ride.I was able to jump start it and ride at high rpms for another 20 miles when i heard a crackling noise and died. It almost sounded like i caught up in sticks. I said to myself it had to be the stator. So i removed the stator cover and it looker perfect so i dug a little deeper and found 20 amp fuse on starter relay bad. Replaced fuse and turn key and starter engages Waiting for gen gasket so i can fire her up. Question is if she fires up where do i go from here i do not want get stuck again. thanks in advance
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post #2 of 26 Old 12-14-2016, 04:51 PM
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doodaa, Welcome to the forum. Sorry that it is a quiet day on the forums. A little more complete and accurate accounting of your failure would have possibly sped a reply.

So, when you heard the 'crackling noise' which sounded like sticks and the engine died, did the lights go out?

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post #3 of 26 Old 12-14-2016, 05:54 PM
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Yeah, what exactly did you all do when you "flushed right away"?


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post #4 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 07:34 AM
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Under water for 6 hours! You'd have to tear the bike down to the frame. Sounds like it should be State Farms problem.

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post #5 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Lights were out prior to noise. Tach was jumping back and forth rapidly.
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post #6 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Eight oil changes, fuel,air filter.
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post #7 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry about details.Limited typing skills. [takes me forever]
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post #8 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 11:03 AM
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Ok, sounds like you went through it and since you rode it for 600 miles, it probably isn't water in the engine/airbox/exhaust; it was probably moisture in an electrical connection or corrosion caused by same. Being underwater for that long would mean that every part that could get water in it did! I've brought back several "submarined" bikes but none that have been underwater for more than 30 seconds or so.

Wish I could point to a specific part to check but this may be a bit of a "trial and error" deal. Perhaps Paul, Tom or GoMotor can offer you a couple suggestions; electrical isn't my forte.

Cheers and good luck,

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post #9 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply dave. I will fire it back up tomorrow and let you know the results.Since the fuse was on the starting relay i would assume its in the starting circuit.
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post #10 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 01:13 PM
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Submerged bike

One thing you could do is, get to as many electrical connectors as you can, disconnect them, and blow both sides out with compressed air. Then get some dielectric grease ( local auto parts store) and apply to all contacts.
Check all fuses, and do the same to their contacts. Replace any that are blown.

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