Chicago Flood- my scooter drowns

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Chitown Dave, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Chitown Dave

    Chitown Dave Adventurer

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    Hi All,
    Remember me?
    Guy who rides 365?
    Perhaps I grew too confident.
    I thought my Blur could swim.

    I was wrong!

    Check out my vid.
    I'll post the one from my helmet cam later.
    I fell into a hole after my Blur stalled.

    http://youtu.be/WFgr_pmNGVg

    Chitown D
    www.KeepItSimpleSilva.com
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  2. Domindart

    Domindart Scoot'in on......

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    Damn! And it started running again 30 mins later wow
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  3. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Good on you for a positive mental attitude! But, damn, even I left the scoot in the garage yesterday. :D That viaduct might even have been too deep for my DR650 to cross......:lol3
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  4. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    there are 3 reasons why I don't ride when it rain,

    1) idiots, they flourish with rain!!
    2) HOLES! they reproduce like gremlins and the worst ones are cover in water, dark water! so you only discover them when your 10" wheals have been eating by them!!!

    good thing you are cool about it!!

    Damasovi
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  5. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    That's what you get for forgetting to inflate your pontoons. :rofl
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  6. Chitown Dave

    Chitown Dave Adventurer

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    Well... I took out the filter (let it dry overnight), checked the spark plug, kept it on a battery charger overnight. Today... I put it back together and... It WORKS!!!

    My Blur is running! I could swear I heard it cough out the word "IDIOT" as it turned over. :lol3

    I stopped at the same viaduct to look where I had fallen. Yep. open manhole. It was about 18-24" deep, plus the above sea level water. I fell in about 36" of water. YUCK.

    Fortunately I didn't injure myself.:clap

    I'll post the video from my helmet cam later today.

    Chitown (waterlogged) Dave
    www.KeepItSimpleSilva.com
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  7. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WFgr_pmNGVg?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  8. Chitown Dave

    Chitown Dave Adventurer

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    Full metal,
    Thanks for posting the video. I forget how to do it.
    My next video is uploading now. It will have the footage of me flooding my scooter and falling into an open manhole.

    Chitown D
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  9. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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    You changed the oil right?
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  10. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I bet those Taos pants are not waterproof anymore. :lol3
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