Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Cleburne, texas
notice he goes splashing in and you see water come splashing up where the forks are. on the right side the intake snorkel points down. he sucked in a bit of water, if he had slowed down and cruised through he would have been fine.
on Honda's and Kawasaki's and pretty much all your small normal bikes with the intake on the back of the engine, the air box is under the seat with the intake on top. air goes in the top and comes out the front. on the 310 air gets sucked upand makes a turn into the airbox and goes out the bottom of the air box. any water sucked in the snorkel is going in the engine. other bikes having the air box under the seat protects them from splash and the can get some water in the air box without sucking it into the engine. they also often have a drain hose to let that water out.
you can ford across pretty deep water, you just have to take it slow.