Typhoon Megi hits Vietnam – How to fix flooded motorcycle

Typhoon Megi from Taiwan hits Vietnam – Things to look after on your motorbike after flooding 

At 1:00 am on Monday, Megi was located about 780 kilometers southeast of Taiwan, with maximum sustained winds at 150-165 kph, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCMHF). The tempest is forecast to close in on Taiwan at 20-25 kph, and it is slated to be 280 kilometers southeast of the island at 1:00 am on Tuesday, with intensified maximum sustained winds as high as 185 kph.


DON’T start the engine if there’s a sign water entered the engine.



  1. Remove the exhaust muffler and wash it with kerosene or gasoline, and let it dry before installing.
  2. Remove the spark plug then tilt the motorcycle to drain any water or mud.
  3. Take out all the engine oil.
  4. Put approximately 30 ml of gasoline into the spark plug hole.
  5. Clean the carburator with air pressure
  6. Apply compressed air and tilt the motorcycle again to drain any water. Repeat this a few times until your sure of its dryness
  7. Check the fuel line. Clean or replace the fuel strainer and overhaul the carburetor, clean it properly.
  8. Clean spark plug and test it
  9. Fill the crankcase with the recommended mixture of 50% engine oil and 50% Kerosene.
  10. Start the engine and let it run without touching the throttle for 5 -10 mins.
  11. Stop the engine and drain the mixture of kerosene and engine oil then properly dispose the mixture.
  12. Re-fill the engine oil according to the recommended volume.
  13. Start the engine, let it run for about 10 mins, and drain the oil. Repeat this process a few times, until you stop seeing water on the oil
  14. Clean the battery and its terminals
  15. Clean all electric parts and spray some oil to it
  16. Replace air filter and clean the box very well
  17. Clean and dry all light, spray some oil and then test them
  18. Clean all the switches and apply oil cleaner.
  19. Start the engine and check operations.

If your not 100% sure of the process still, just take it by truck or pushing the motorbike itself to the nearest mechanic without trying to turn it on.

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