That's what I'm thinking happened. The carb filter was also touching the frame which probably allowed water to run down the frame and into the carb.Allan,
So basically, (No rear fender), the rear tire was projectile vomiting water and road debris into the Carburetor which of course then found it's way into the engine thus causing "the metal and holes everywhere"?
I'm a engine wholesaler/distibuter. I'm not here to push my product. I'm a Newbie. I build bikes for shows to sell kits. I'm really and honestly not here to sell my product. I love building my bikes, I want to take my builds to the next level. I just want to share and learn.
Not to say you will probably see my advertising block in the corner of the home page, but truly thats not why I'm here.
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