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Old 02-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Drowned my 640 adventure

Drowned my 640 yesterday. Was completly submerged for quite a while.
Got it home and Dewatered everything.
Drained all the oil and fuel and have flushed through a couple of times.
Lights and indicators work fine and it seems to be charging Ok
All seems ok with the motor, however the speedometer and tacho are dead. Needle on tacho is sitting on about 10k.

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Anyone know if these things are service able or of a fix.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Drowned my 640 yesterday. Was completly submerged for quite a while.
Got it home and Dewatered everything.
Drained all the oil and fuel and have flushed through a couple of times.
Lights and indicators work fine and it seems to be charging Ok
All seems ok with the motor, however the speedometer and tacho are dead. Needle on tacho is sitting on about 10k.

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Anyone know if these things are service able or of a fix.
If the power was switched on to them for more than a moment when the bike went under your instruments may very well be cooked... I have had success in the past reviving drowned components by taking the covers off and let them completely dry near the woodstove for a week or so before putting the power back to them...
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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take them off and put them in a sealed tupperware with dry rice for a week.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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And give parts good wash with distilled water before drying.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:29 AM   #5
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No pictures of the incident???
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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No pictures of the incident???
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:11 PM   #7
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for that wrk2srf.

Still looking for any info anyone might have on drying out/repairing the instruments. Have taken the covers off and left it all to dry in an air conditioned room, so hopefully that will work.

Alternativly anyone kow of anyone wrecking a 640 that might have one for sale.

Got the bike started last night after flushing the motor several times. Runs fine. Will pull carb off tonight and make sure its clean.

Any other tips?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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Wheel, steering and suspension bearings, at least check these.
Rear subframe and swingarm, check for any water inside.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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yep time to strip her
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:30 AM   #11
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WOW!!!

That's too bad. Next time, check the depth before plunging in!
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:12 AM   #12
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DAMNNNN,such a nice bike to take swimming.

I recently put my camera through a full wash/rinse cycle,it was showing signs of being full of water/dead. I hung it on a drying rack in front of a heater vent for days,it slowly came back one function at a time and is fine now.
For how long I dunno. With having had soapy water run through it Im amazed it works at all.

(that water wasnt cold was it)
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:33 AM   #13
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Excellent work sir. They don't call it an adventure for nothing!
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:56 AM   #14
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I am going to second the rice idea. My son put his ipod through the wash ( well actually I put it through the wash, he left it in his pants).

We put in a gallon zip lock with 1lb of rice. 5 days later, it would power up and take a charge. It is still working today.

Air drying will probably NOT work as some of the crevices water can get into do not leave enough surface area to evaporate. Rice is a good desiccant and will is large enough to not get into places it shouldn't.

Heated air is a good second choice, but for $.79 I would go with the rice.
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