Thanks Jackazz, Tahuya water vicTIM here

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Enduroguy, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    Want to thank Jackazz Tim and his buddy Boon for towing my dead 200 to a road. Hmmmmm then again I was following Jackazz through the puddle that fried my brand new vertex piston. Yep, all 3 bike died in the puddle crossing but mine ended up being terminal. No compression and the nasty grinding sound of a messed up piston when ya kick it over. :cry
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  2. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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    Don't worry Tom, restock the beer fridge and I think we can fix it!
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  3. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    You got it Tim, Since you helped me put it together last time Ill call it warranty labor. :D The beergerator will be stocked :freaky
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  4. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    We need to invent a new word for Tahuya "puddles". One that drowns three bikes simultaneously is probably closer to a lake than a puddle. How about Lakelet, or something?

    So, do ya think the 200 is rejecting it's organ transplant because the box it came out of wasn't Orange? I don't know if Austrians are a picky as Germans.
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  5. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about the 2 smoker. :cry
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  6. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    Thanks guns, it bums me out but its the game we play. Tim played blues music all the way home for me :cry
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  7. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    bummer man :(.
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  8. NWBoarder

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    That just sucks.
    I've been very happy with the (ktm) piston/top end I put in my 200 last Sept. I also had the head machined, for better low end.
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  9. Ned1

    Ned1 Lend Me Yu Choppa

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    Sorry to hear Tom. No kind words from me about Tahuya, especially after a freak run-in with a puddle and basketball rock that for intents and purposes triggered an event that tore my arm off.... fuggin glacial soils that drain well... my ass they do.
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  10. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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    We were doing a warm up run that Tom and I did 2 weeks ago heading for the good single track "on the other side of the road".
    We could go around most puddles or ride their edges but this one puddles edges were filled up and and as you got into it you tuned a corner and it was another 70 feet long. As you turned the corner you also dropped in up to your giblets.
    Needless to say Tom's bike sucked some water and hydrolocked. We will find out how bad the damage is when he opens her up today.
    Sucks for Tom as he has a fresh top and bottom end on the bike. This was his 3rd or 4th ride on it and he said it was really feeling tight and strong before the puddle.
    The "puddle" is on the Tahuyla River trail after the horse camp heading away from camp Spillman and Kamenga.
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  11. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    :cry:cry:cry

    I hate that when that happens.
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  12. Enduroguy

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    Well I guess trying to get it running out there was not going to happen. Here is what I found. I brought some of the tahuya puddle home. Piston had stuck rings but I think I was able to save it. Dumped the water out of the crank case and flushed it with premix.
    [​IMG]
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  13. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Buy one of these:

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    KTM Raincover For Airfilter
    Price: $11.99
    KTM Part Number(s): 59006021000
    Recommended for very wet conditions.
    Fitment:
    Fits Bike Selected: 2005 exc 200
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  14. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    Thanks Guns, I think I will be looking into one.
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  15. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    Does that really work?
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  16. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    Yes they do help alot, I used to run those as a pre filter in really dusty conditions when racing...
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  17. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    KTM also has the dust prefilter.

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    KTM Dustcover For Air Filter
    Price: $11.99
    KTM Part Number(s): 59006019000
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  18. Enduroguy

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    Got the 200 back together and it lit on the 2nd kick. Seems to run great. Might have dodged the bullet on this one. :clap

    note to self, dont take the same line as Jackazz :eek1:muutt
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  19. Slideways41

    Slideways41 Adventurer

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    What the Hell??? Did you take the afternoon off to fix your bike???

    Seems to me the last time you followed Jackazz's line at Walker you clipped his handlebar and he ended up under my front wheel :lol3

    Glad to hear you got it running, when we gonna ride again?
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  20. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    No time off, Im just getting fast at tearing it down and putting it back together and all the tools were still out from a recent rebuild. Might take it up Saturday unless I go sledding Friday. Ya, Jackazz Tim got even for that little love tap I gave him months ago :cry :lol3
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