I once drank the kool-aid. :huh For dinking around in your back yard, if you have the money to waste, then go for it. If you're actually on a transcontimental adventure, then you either learn quickly, or you go home. That being said, next time I go, I'm taking a snorkel and a breather tube. I already spray everything with WD-40. I have the 11 gallon touratech tank, with the oilable foam air filter, and I usually run with the pre-filter. When I'm in heavy rain the pre-filter can get saturated with water. I've been thinking about a short snorkel anyway- one with a oilable foam pre-filter near the intake, then water-tight down to the air-box. Water getting into the oil isn't that big of a deal- it'll boil off fairly quickly. Just don't work the engine too hard for a little while. IMHO, it's not critical to get the oil changed immediately, but that depends on the water. If it's brown muddy water, then change the oil quickly. If it's good, clear water, then don't worry about it. It's usually better to go around, even if that means days of riding. Otherwise you'll spend days in the shop, not-riding. You'll be lucky if you get away with just a broken flywheel and a shattered starter and a few electrical gremlins.