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Offline Concourse19rider

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Hydro lock
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:55:52 am »
Hello all, I am new to this group and just picked up a 2000 concours.
I just wanted to know how common a hydro lock is, and should I be concerned about it. I have a decent back ground in motorcycles, especially older ‘80s bikes having rebuilt many.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: Hydro lock
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 01:55:42 pm »
Hydro lock is not "uncommon".   
I.E.   I have an 02 parts bike with a blown motor due to HL.

Just do a search on here for "hydro-lock" and you'll get plenty of info

If you plan to keep the bike you may want to invest in overflow tubes installed by Steve in Sunny Florida.
   AKA Shoudabeen engineering.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=aLl9SnKZW4U


You can also invest in a new / manual fuel valve. But, if you don't remember to turn the gas off....you'll still get hyrdo lock
http://www.pingelonline.com/motorcycle-fuel-valves/6211-ah.asp




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Re: Hydro lock
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 04:43:10 pm »
Hello Concourse19rider / Ethan.
Hydrolock is a possibility, not a probability on your bike.

Here is a step by step video on how to check for hydrolock.
It will completely explain how to do an easy check for a hydrolock.
   All worth watching, but at approx. the 5 minute mark, it starts the on bike step by step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W6k3pTdAXw

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Re: Hydro lock
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 05:57:40 pm »
Just do a search on here for "hydro-lock" and you'll get plenty of info

If you plan to keep the bike you may want to invest in overflow tubes installed by Steve in Sunny Florida.
   AKA Shoodaben engineering.


Exactly... what he said .. Overflow tubes... mandatory.. do not wait.. as a matter of fact.. you should check your bike now for hydrolock. There are many C10's riding around that have already been hydrolocked and the owners dont even know.. the connecting rod  may be bent just a little  and run fine ( a little compression loss)  but later on detonate.

A bent rod test will tell you now.
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