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Post  ellie on Thu Feb 13 2014, 15:08

Good job we're all daft enough to have to listen to Confused.coms' flood advise............

With a high number of flood warnings in force across England and Wales - and with more extreme weather conditions forecast - householders will be battening down the hatches in a bid to protect their homes. However, it’s not just your property that is at risk if flooding does strike, as your vehicle could be prone to getting damaged too.


Flood damage can be costly

Repairs to flood-damaged motorbikes are often expensive, with many vehicles being written off for health and safety reasons. Even a small amount of water can cause a significant amount of damage to your engine - and this damage can take months to show itself as corrosion causes mechanical parts to fail.

With the number of flood warnings continuing to rise, bikers must ensure they understand how to avoid flood water damage.

Top flood tips for motorbike owners

Visit the Environment Agency’s website before you start your journey to check for flood warnings.

If you are aware of a flood warning in an area where your motorbike is parked, move it to higher ground.

As well as the risk of damage to your vehicle by leaving it in a flooded area, it may also be a hazard or cause an obstruction to emergency services.

Adjust your route to avoid any roads that are prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain.

If you have to drive through a flooded area, take care. Do not attempt to drive through water if you are unsure of the depth.

Test your brakes as soon as you can after driving through water.

Carry a fully-charged mobile phone with you so you can request help if you break down.

If your bike has been in a flooded area for a prolonged period, get it checked out at the earliest opportunity.

Made me giggle....
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Post  robertcains on Thu Feb 13 2014, 16:05

And when moving said motorcycle to a safe place make sure you don't cause any damage to it yourself  Shocked Crying or Very sad 
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Feb 13 2014, 16:26

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: with many vehicles being written off for health and safety reasons.
Do they get the dreaded lurgy from flood water?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Do not attempt to drive through water if you are unsure of the depth.
Wonder what they'd make of this guy riding his bike through 'some' water

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Post  mrfrance on Fri Feb 14 2014, 10:58

Blimey! I've been riding through some deep water to work... but that is just madness  Laughing nice adaptation to the air flow though, good idea!
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Post  stretchie_ on Fri Feb 14 2014, 11:46

I'd be thinking twice about doing that in my LandRover let alone on the bike
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