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prob drowned the air filter w water and or airbox!......plus water in the elec connections

Set it out it the sun for a few hrs and then try it again,.............

never,........never power wash!......but if you must,.....keep the wand far from the bike so it is only a gentle type rinse!
 

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mmmmmmmmmm......:headshake
 

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If you get water inside electrical connections,letting them sit in the sun wont dry them out.It creates condensation and makes for an even longer drying process.
You have to get in there son and start drying all connections you see at the wave of a wand.
Most likely the connectors under the tank are dry they were somewhat protected.
The boot on your plugs are tall enough to keep water out,i'd go for the coils first.
Look at your tip over switch.Enough water in there and it could believe it's been tipped and tripped.It'll crank but wont start kinda like when you crash them.
 
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man what the heck did you do that for?

and the gas cap will let some water through...water is heavier than gas and will go to the bottom of the tank. If you got enough in there, it's another reason it won't start.
 

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prob drowned the air filter w water and or airbox!......plus water in the elec connections

Set it out it the sun for a few hrs and then try it again,.............

never,........never power wash!......but if you must,.....keep the wand far from the bike so it is only a gentle type rinse!
:+1:

Older bikes were notorious about this, also Ducati's are unbeleavably intolerant of water saturating them.
Let it dry it will come back to life.
 

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if you get water inside electrical connections,letting them sit in the sun wont dry them out.it creates condensation and makes for an even longer drying process.
You have to get in there son and start drying all connections you see at the wave of a wand.
Most likely the connectors under the tank are dry they were somewhat protected.
The boot on your plugs are tall enough to keep water out,i'd go for the coils first.
Look at your tip over switch.enough water in there and it could believe it's been tipped and tripped.it'll crank but wont start kinda like when you crash them.
:+1:
 

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Rain, rain, rain ...

My 10 sits out in the rain all day - an 8+ hour soak while at work. ( I live North of Seattle, WA). I would say at least 100 days a year for the last three years. It has NEVER failed to start! Guess I'm just lucky.

Let us all know just what the end result was. I heard of using DIELECTRIC grease for the wiring connectors. Never had a need, but you may want that glopped around your connectors in the future. Give it a Google.
 

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I take my 10 to the car wash every time and never had a problem, just don't blow full blast in the air intake and electrical parts and it should be alright.

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first soak it gently with soap, let it sit for a minute then gently rinse without full power, maybe some of the flies on the nose need a quick blast if they resist too much but point the nozzle down from the top, so you don't blow the crap in the air inlet. It always works good for me this way. just use common sense.... :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

btw... I have been caught in heavy rain before and didn't have a problem either
 

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My 10 sits out in the rain all day - an 8+ hour soak while at work. ( I live North of Seattle, WA). I would say at least 100 days a year for the last three years. It has NEVER failed to start! Guess I'm just lucky.

Let us all know just what the end result was. I heard of using DIELECTRIC grease for the wiring connectors. Never had a need, but you may want that glopped around your connectors in the future. Give it a Google.
The difference between being rained on (even a torrential down pour) and what happened here is that the water getting on your bike isn't under pressure and firing at it like a jet.
 

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The difference between being rained on (even a torrential down pour) and what happened here is that the water getting on your bike isn't under pressure and firing at it like a jet.
:+1: Man I just used a pressure washer the other day and I was destroying blacktop with it no problem...that's some serious pressure to be spraying all up in a bike! :eyecrazy:
 
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