Other than that, it doesn't mind water at all. Last weekend when I was riding the trails up north, I was crossing a flooded part of the trail. I ended up in a rut on the left side of the trail, where the left side of my bike was under water (over the tires by about 8 inches. She never stoped running. I shut it down, because I was in sand, and that seems to eat quads alive up there. My friend on his Raptor tried to go just to the right of me, and hit a hole that put his front end in almost to the handlebars. He too shut it down to make sure he didn't pull any water into the motor. After 30 minutes, we got his out. I lifted my rear end up and onto the higher side, and she started right up and drove out.
I tee (T) my hoses off. You can buy them at a part store or Ace has them in the garden area. I then run the T part of the line into my air box. Just drill the holes in it a little smaller then the hose and no water will get threw. You can seal them up if you want to. I learn this trick from running my dirt bike in the mud alot. Mud would plug up the hoses then you would play h#ll getting it started back up. Thanks
Thanks guys. I'm still a little unsure. There are three hoses hanging down to the footpeg. I know for a fact that at least one of the hoses is for draining gas when it's flooded. I stood my predator up on the back rack yesterday and gas pissed out. Help?
One is a breather for the carb, one is the overflow for the carb (incase the float sticks, the fuel goes out that tub instead of into your airbox or motor) not sure what the other one is off hand. If you are going to put your quad on it's tail, your best bet is to turn off the gas, start your quad and let it run out of gas. You won't spill a drop then, as long as your tank isn't too full.
(So we have an un-filered breather?)
VENT SYSTEMS-CV CARBURETOR
The caburetor float bowl vent lines suppy atmospheric pressure to the float bowl. The lines must be free of kinks, restrictions and be properly routed. This allows fuel to flow in the proper amount and prevents cataminants from entering the carburetor. (POLARIS 4.5)
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Hope this helps to clear it up. The two larger hoses coming out of the top side of the carb (left and right side). Are the ones I reroute to my air box. The smaller one on the bottom of the carb is to drain the bowl.
Well I experimented last night. I submerged all hoses one at a time and nothing happens. I then submerged the two bigger hoses and it dies out. Thanks Chilly for the technical explanation. I'll re-route the hoses and give her a go. Thanks all.
OK, so the two bigger hoses coming out each side can be re-routed into the frame or the airbox (seems prefereable) and the smaller hose (bowl drain) should be left dangling down? I go through a lot of water and mud so I want to take care of this BEFORE I have a problem. Thanks for the information.
nevermind, i think I answered my own question. It would be tough to drill in the top as this is the lid to the airbox. I was just thinking that filtered air would be better for the vent hose, in case you sucked in a bunch of sand or something.
I would put them in the bottom, they will be far more protected there than dangling at the bottom of the frame. But I was wondering, if you but a T fitting on the line, where does the other line go from the T? Is the T INSIDE the airbox? Why? Help!
D'OH, that makes sense. I would think that you could just run them both into the airbox though (but then you have to make two holes). So did you T them close to the carb and use the leftover hose to go to the airbox? Sounds like a great idea, I will have to do it as soon as I get the quad back from the dealer (they are fixing the front brakes )
you say your having your front brakes fixed.., is that the dreaded dragging problem? If so are they doing it under warranty? In Australia my dealer won't even admit to it being a problem. Says all brakes drag...
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