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can motorcycle get flooded

my bikes are in the garage and there is about 6 inches of water but if the rain doesn't stop there is prolly going to be about a foot to 1.5 ft. I disconnected the batteries from both bikes, but i can't get them out because garage dors are locked by building manager. How deep of the water can a bike handle before any serious damage occurs?

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if water gets in the intake i believe youre fucked

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It's not good that they sit in water too long but they should be fine. The water would have to cover a good portion of the bikes for it to cause any serious damage. The air intakes are up high and so are most of the electronis.
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I would maybe let the exhaust drain before firing it up, but I digress to older bikes or bikes with low mount exhaust. (Think Honda 90 in the 1960's)

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i wouldnt worry till it gets to the axels, then youll want to clean and re grease those, past the axels youve got another 1 to 1.5 feet before damage will occur

water getting into the intake is only an issue in 2 circumstances
1) you fill a cylinder and hydrolock the motor withouth knowing
2) water enteres a running engine and vaporizes in the engine over compressing a cylinder adn causing possible damage

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i may cover the pipe opening with plastic and rubber band it if i get too concerned. maybe tape some plastic cover for the intakes, i don't know


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i may cover the pipe opening with plastic and rubber band it if i get too concerned.
maybe tape some plastic cover for the intakes, i don't know


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I would be bitching at the building manager and getting my bike out.

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No kidding how does that work? You don't have keys to the garage but you keep your bikes in there? What if you know you want to ride them?

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No kidding how does that work? You don't have keys to the garage but you keep your bikes in there? What if you know you want to ride them?
I have the remote for the garage doors but I guess they turned the door opener off and closed the doors to try and prevent more water from comming in through them since the garage is underground. It's all dry(ish) now I think it was under 1ft at the highest point.

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