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Thinkimg about buying honda rancher 400 fwd thats been in a flood was upside still after flood what is it going to take to get it running other than new oil gas filters and the obvious
 

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A complete disassembly of the entire bike... the motor, diffs, swingarms, switches, everything. If it sat under water for a long time, then was rescued and left sitting for a while, there will be rusted bearings to deal with. Likely an expensive ($$$) and laborious job... I hope I'm wrong though.
 

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as retro said, it won't be easy...OR CHEAP TO FIX !.
 

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Was only under water for a little while maybe 8 hours and was drained of oil and gas the people have tried to start it with luck its a real clean fourwheeler and i think its a 2010 i can get it for 400.00 fix and sell for profite maybe ????
 

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bottom line : it will require a total tear down to make it right. going half way like you think ?, won't fix the problem, but hey..its your money :).
 

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Was only under water for a little while maybe 8 hours and was drained of oil and gas the people have tried to start it with luck its a real clean fourwheeler and i think its a 2010 i can get it for 400.00 fix and sell for profite maybe ????
does not matter if it was under water for 8 sec's ???..spec if they tried to start it without splitting the cases, and cleaning the engine out ?, all they did was make the cylinder worse.
 

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Thanks glad you told me i wouldve lost money for sure
yw. it's not about losing money ?, it's about how much money you want to spend to make it right !..lol.
 
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Those kind of underwater bikes can be saved every time. BUT, the motor needs to be yanked and completely disassembled as soon as it is dragged from the water. Not two days later... or a week later... immediately. Oxygen kills them. I have saved outboard motors pulled from the bottom of lakes without having to replace anything except for new gaskets. I'm not scared of submersions as long as I can get them apart fast. Even if it was underwater for a long time.
 
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