Don't drive motorcycle in water. Motocross (trailer) motorcycles can withstand the water, that is too not sure. Other standard motorcycles are made for dry surface running and in good roads. In Sri Lanka many people are running their standard motorcycles' in the flood waters, with out knowing that it can ruin their motorcycles. You must understand that the motorcycle and most of its moving parts are fitted at low height when compared it with a Motocross models. So when running in flood water,
water can enter in to the hub brakes,
silencer pipes and some time in to the engine's oil sump tank, if it is not air tight.
Water can enter in to the motorcycle Engine through loose oil filling cap, Chain drive seal, through gear lever seal, kick start seal and through leacking packings.
This kind of water exposure will make the motorcycle parts to get tear and wear specially the chain link will lose its lubricating oil content.
If water had entered in to the oil sump, then you will have to pay large bill to replace all the moving parts of the engine side spare parts and the reopair cost. .
Further more you may fall in to ditches or large holes that are on the road. Can make you to lose your balance and to fall down with your motorcycle. Also you can run on sharp objects that are not visible to you on the flooded roads and they can rupture your motorcycle tires.
It may be fun to run in water, can be quick to reach home. But avoid running your motorcycle in flooded waters for your safety and for the durability of your motorcycle.
If happended to run in water, take the motorcycle to your mechanic and ask him to check evey thing to be perfect and there is no water in the motorcycle.
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