Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Tom, your 1st paragraph is hilarious , but spot on.
If it had not been for the low mounting of the float bowl vent hose attached to the green nipple on my 1987 KLR650-A1, I might not be here today.
I attempted to cross a swollen river, full of COLD Spring melt water, here in the Rocky Mtns.
The bike kept dying when the water got about half way up the engine cylinder. I was extremely disappointed that I had to pull my bike backwards out of the water to re-start it.
I finally gave up and rode back from where I came.
Later that year I discovered that, had the engine continued to run, I might have been gas cap deep in Swift Water. With No hope and No one else around.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting