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Post by Gert_GS_650 on 12th June 2010, 19:25

Call me stupid but I figured that little wire protruding from the engin on the block ( whats it for btw ) is some electronics
I know thin wires and electronics goes together thats how I figured it ( well I should be able to figure it cause I'm an electrician neh )

Now rivers is going to make that wire wet . It is also going to make a few other electrics wet ( ok I'm not planning doing some snorkeling just the average river crossing if need be )

Will it kill my bike ?
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Post by Marnus on 13th June 2010, 10:53

Gert... as far as water crossings with your bike are concerned, you only need to know one thing - where your air intake is located. The exhausts are pretty high up, so not a bother, but take a peak under the "tank" covers to see where and how high/low it is.

The outside of your engine - with the little wires & electronics - is pretty much waterproof (otherwise you would see a whole lot of water & oil come pouring out!). So you can submerge the engine without hassle, but don't let the water come into the air intake. In the cylinder, water does not want to compress the same as air does, which will stuff up the expensive parts...

In addition, water crossings with damaged wheel bearing seals can also allow water to enter the bearing and make it rust. Or so I'm told Will water kill a BMW F650 GS Icon_rolleyes

I know many experienced riders always carry a pack of condoms with them (ok... I know what it sounds like Will water kill a BMW F650 GS Icon_redface ) to pull over the exhaust & air intake when pushing the bike through a deep water crossing.

This reminds me of a variation of the golf joke:

Wife: And what are these condoms for???
Hubby: Uhm... a man has to be prepared if a willing honey comes along...
Wife: Ag bull%@#$! You are just going to do some water crossings again!!

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PS - take a picture and post it so we can identify that wire...
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Post by Gert_GS_650 on 13th June 2010, 14:37

Nah found it on a workshop manual . It's the wire for the heat sensor . Thanks
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