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    98 SPX 787 Almost Sunk

    Well I finally did the unthinkable and forgot to put the plugs in on my SPX. It almost sank and started to list a bit when I noticed it. I pulled the airbox cover and saw that there was a bit of water in the airbox but not a lot. What do you guys think I should do next so I'm sure to not pop the motor? TIA!


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    Did it ingest water? did it suddenly STOP running?

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    No it was on the mooring. I pulled the spark plugs and tipped it on its side and a lot of water came out. I don't see any way to drain the case. Any ideas how I should proceed? Thanks!

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    You can remove the plugs and start Tapping the starter and see if water comes out. if it does then keep tapping till most is out and then hold the starter button to get the rest out but do it today or else

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    and after you get the water out take it to the lake and ride it hard for 30 or so min to evaporate the water out of the crank case.hate to see the crank bearings rust up.

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    OK, she's out of the water. I pulled the plugs and hit the starter a few times, a lot of water came out at 1st now just a milky mist comes out basically. I put the plugs back in and she will try to start but won't keep running yet. I have the battery on the charger now so she should start when I put it back in. A lot of water poured out the exhaust too when she tried to start. So you guys think that I'm good once I get her running? I'd hate to blow the crank if there was water still in the case.

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    Its going to be ok but get it started and blow it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammin777 View Post
    and after you get the water out take it to the lake and ride it hard for 30 or so min to evaporate the water out of the crank case.hate to see the crank bearings rust up.
    This! It will save your butt!

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    Thanks guys! Last night after I got it started I rode it pretty hard for about 45 mins. All seems well.

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    Rode her again today for an hour. Seems good!!! Pfew!!!!

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