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Old 23rd June 2022, 12:36   #16
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Don't know much about salvaging a bike, but do let us know about your friend's decision.

And if he does decide to keep it, keep us updated on the repair process.
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Old 23rd June 2022, 13:46   #17
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Off topic question.
I see a car flooded as well. Can we sue the government for poor/ no drainage design? I know we can claim insurance, but there will be some sort of financial outflow from the affected, who will take responsibility? Just curious. Can anyone who went through the ordeal explain?
Since the bike was parked in the basement of a building how would holding the Government responsible make sense? Would it not be prudent to put forward measure in the building to prevent it from recurring ?
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Old 23rd June 2022, 15:19   #18
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On a separate note, is it possible for water to enter the engine block through the following

1. A submerged Exhaust
2. A Submerged oil Drain plug or Oil filler cap

This happens in case the water is almost covering 3/4 of the tyre.
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Old 23rd June 2022, 16:29   #19
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Don't know much about salvaging a bike, but do let us know about your friend's decision.

And if he does decide to keep it, keep us updated on the repair process.
It is already with a mechanic, who specialise in restoration, for a complete overhaul.
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Old 23rd June 2022, 16:55   #20
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It is already with a mechanic, who specialise in restoration, for a complete overhaul.
Great to know! Let the details and pics come in!
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It is already with a mechanic, who specialise in restoration, for a complete overhaul.
Good. If its 15 years old, then bike might be due for FC renewal as well. Your friend can restore the bike, renew the FC & enjoy for next few years.
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Old 24th June 2022, 01:15   #22
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This exact same thing happened with my 2004 Hero Honda CBZ, where it was submerged in dirty water for over 3 hours. I don't know how but the HH technicians had it up and running within 24 hours and asked me to come pic it up from the service station.

I bring this up since the Karizma seems like the same gen from that period and perhaps it can still be fixed. Again no idea what those guys did back then, I was just happy that my bike was ready to ride and never gave any issues. I rode it for 9 years after that incident.

I hope it gets fixed.
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Old 24th June 2022, 06:15   #23
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....my friend is wondering if he should still make an attempt to salvage his beloved ride by sending it for repairs OR should he pick up a new motorcycle. He has his eyes fixated on the Continental 650 since a little while.
Sad as it maybe, time to say goodbye if this is his primary motorcycle. Would not be a bad option to buy a new motorcycle and retain the Karizma for memories.
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Old 24th June 2022, 07:49   #24
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Hi folks,

My friend has been following this thread with keen interest and shares his heartfelt thanks to all of you for your valuable suggestions. As a result he has sent his bike for restoration. The mechanics mentioned that it would take a few weeks to bring this ride back in shape. I shall keep updating this thread as and when I have new information. For now, here are some visual updates:

The bike before it was finally sent for restoration:
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They managed to take out 3 litres of water as soon as it had reached the mechanics:
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Very similar thing happened to my Activa, a friend ended up falling with it into a pond, completely submerging it.
The mistake we did was we tried to start it dozens of times. This was at 15k kms.
The Activa was fixed for a mere 2.5k rupees and continued to serve us till 45k kms when the con rod gave up. (The result of hydrolock at 15k kms)
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Work is in progress.

The tank has been drained. There was a lot of water in it:

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The K&N filter is damaged beyond repair. Needs new filters:

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The bike has been opened and a continuous flushing of the engine is being done with oil to remove the moisture.

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There is still water in the engine.
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Old 24th June 2022, 16:18   #27
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The original Karizma is a great looking bike and we have a couple of them in our apartment and I envy them. Good luck with your restoration. It is a bike worthy to restore. Cheers.
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Old 28th June 2022, 12:20   #28
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New updates since the start of this week:

1) Bike started.
2) Center stand replaced.
3) Relays replaced.
4) Tank, carb, silencer drained and cleaned.
5) Rear sprocket rubber & brake shoes replaced.
6) K&N Filter replacement pending among several other action items
7) Loads of OEM parts:
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8) Clutch plates have been changed and bell will be reset
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9) Seat is being refurbished
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10) 2 cracks on Carburettor diaphragm
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11) 2 damaged spots found on each side of the diaphragm piston as well that looks like this:
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12) Number plate was peeling off
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So new number plates was made. The guy is super fast. He supposedly asked for permission from my friend for these new plates, and they were ready in 30 mins:
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