You might guess what comes next after a post title like that. ... but I have to start with the fact that there are not enough 's or 's - to make up for the rescue work performed by fellow TT'er and friend sepw and his DRZ 400! More stories to come on the rescue, but ... Saturday afternoon took a turn for the worse after this little puddle that I've been through before, even when it was deeper and longer - heck 3 weeks ago the exhuast tip was dipping underwater, but with the bike moving there wasn't any problem. This time the motor was running fine -after hitting the water the front wheel stopped cold, I even stepped off the bike and let go of the clutch lever - the bike just sat there churning the water with the back tire and no rider on it After pulling it out it fired right back up and ran for about 1/4 mile more and that was it A quick look at the pics at this point.... visual aids to the story the pics looking into the intake side of the motor show the slop that made it all the way through the air filter - carb - cylinder head - and on out into the exhaust. I should have stopped right after the puddle and flipped the bike instead of riding it further down the canyon! After pulling the carb in the field and seeing the slime job - the tow straps came out - now that story is going to be the subject of posts in the Southwest forum and the DRZ 400 (aka tow truck) forums - so check there for related posts.... Well, I have yet to tear further into the top end - more pics when that happens next. Be cautious of newly registered users selling a "barely ridden" BRP for a few weeks until I decide... Kidding!