Suzuki Savage, 2001, LS
This is rather incredible. I am sure you can imagine the shock on my face.
Bike would not start. There was absolutely no gas in tank. Put gas in still no start. Removed oil plug and
all of this water, gas, oil mix came out. It must have been 3 gallons.
Buying gas and got water out of the gas nozzle. Used gas cans. Has anyone ever heard of
this before. Unbelievable.
Going to speak with owner of corporate Citgo station on Monday. I know the gas came from that station.
My bike is stored in a locked garage. So some jerk could not have done this to me, as far as the locked gas
cap is concerned.
My questions are: what would be the procedure insure engine and carburetor are free of water moisture?
Obviously, I will have to replace whatever it is that prevents gas from leaking into the oil. The water/gas
mixture must have eroded that part.
I do have a CD repair manual for my bike.
To be safe, what other gaskets/seals/rubber rings should I replace?
What about the carburetor? What needs to be done to it? Can I just drain it and blow dry?
What about the clutch side? When I pulled my clutch handle in, it felt kind of soft.Will I have to replace any parts in the clutch housing assembly?
I have an air compressor. Will taking off the oil side and the clutch side and blowing out using the air suffice?
I am in a very rural area. No bike repair shops. So will have to do everything myself.
Appreciate any advice.