Drowned my 640 adventure

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  1. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    Drowned my 640 yesterday. :puke1Was 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.:ear
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  2. gunnerbuck

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    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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  3. VxZeroKnots

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    take them off and put them in a sealed tupperware with dry rice for a week.
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  4. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    And give parts good wash with distilled water before drying.
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    No pictures of the incident??? :evil
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  7. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  8. mcguyver

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    Thanks for that wrk2srf. :clap

    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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  9. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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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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  10. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    yep time to strip her
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  11. Yooper_Bob

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    WOW!!!

    That's too bad. Next time, check the depth before plunging in!
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  12. Foot dragger

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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):rofl
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  13. VxZeroKnots

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    Excellent work sir. They don't call it an adventure for nothing! :clap
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  14. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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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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