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Old 20 Mar 2001
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Waterproofing Ténéré


I've got a Ténéré (3AJ model)and want to know what needs to be done to prevent damage when riding through puddles and river crossing.

I know some Yams are prone to sucking water into the crankcases via breather tubes.

Does anything need to be done to the electrics or carbs?
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I've done plenty of river crossings on my
XT with no modifications and no trouble.
Rode it with water almost up to the seat
in the recent floods.

Have Fun

Bill.
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Thanks - will be try out a ford near me this weekend!
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My XT has drowned just the once, in seat level water. It wasn't a case of sucking water up breather hoses, but that the electrical connection to the spark plug was bypassed. The recomendation from the http://www.rides.org.uk members was to buy an NGK jetski plug cap, which seems to do the job. Hope this helps.
Iain.

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Seat level water? I'd worry about it coming in the air intake at that level, never mind breather tubes.

And to think I was worried about water which is only 18" deep!

Thanks for the spark plug cap recommendation BTW.
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deep water

I agree with the other fellas, I ride my XT through deep water up to the seat on the regular. With no mods at all. No harm after many many years!
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I have had some troubles doing river crossing in Iceland with a 2KF model.
After treating the ignition cable and spark plug rubber with WD40 no more problems.

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