I hope that most forum members were safe and more fortunate than me and didn't suffer the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, or were able to recover quickly.
My house was flooded that night and I'm slowly recovering from it. It is quite an intensive experience, both physically and emotionally.
I reach out to my forum brothers and sisters for some advice today - my R1 was in the garage along with my car - a 2008 Honda Civic, when the water came in. The water level in the garage rose up about 1.5 feet. The front tire was not completely submerged even, exhaust was far above. The water stayed an hour and a half to two hours before it left.
The next morning I brought out the hose and rinsed the motorcycle down with fresh water. Hesitatingly, I put the key in the ignition and turned it, everything came on as expected. I hit the starter and she came to life without a second thought, like nothing ever happened.
I peeked through the oil window and it looked ok. I shut the bike off in under 2 minutes just to be safe in case water had entered done other critical component. In hindsight, maybe I should never have risked starting it without professional opinion first.
Although, the fact that the water did come up so high as to cover the gear selector, is making me nervous. What should be the following course of maintenance/repair here on forth in my case? Change oil? Flush coolant? Chain? Brakes?
I would appreciate all the advice I can get. Thanks in advance. Ride safe.
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