"How to drown and un-drown a dirt bike"

Step Four - The Fix

Dr. Wong and friends getting bike started
Dr. Wong and friends getting his bike re-started

How to re-start the bike (for 2 strokes)

This procedure takes less than 30 minutes (once you've done it a few times ;-) )

1. Remove your seat, air filter and spark plug.

2. Flip the bike upside down and manually pump the kick starter by hand 52 times.

Bike upside down to get water out of the cylinder

3. Stand the bike up on its rear wheel to drain the muffler and pump the kick starter 12 times.

Bike on it's rear wheel to get water out of pipe

4. Flip the bike back upside down and pump the kick starter 21 times.

5. Re-install a new and dry spark plug.

6. Remember to re-install the spark plug wire.

7. Start the bike ... and that's all there is to it!

8. Oh, yes: dry out the air cleaner and re-install along with the seat.

End of Step Four. Now, go riding--and this time don't be so stupid! Unless, of course, someone says he or she made it through the creek here.... What? You chicken?

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