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    How deep of a water crossing?

    At least this deep. My son on his new to us 2009 TW. Then my other son on his 2004 XR250R.

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    So nice! Where are you riding at?
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    Looks like the tw came out on top through that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    So nice! Where are you riding at?
    Southern New Hampshire
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    Nice submarine races! We don't see bow waves up to the headlight here very often, Wildbill apearantly has some wild kids.
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    First time I did that (accidentally not knowing how deep the hole was in the ruts) on my TW I nearly crapped myself, the TW didn't seem to mind at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    At least this deep. My son on his new to us 2009 TW. Then my other son on his 2004 XR250R.
    Looked refreshing!

    I've had a few forays with the water crossings. Never as graceful nor always as successful as your sons were. Good stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    At least this deep. ...
    To improve your chances of getting through deep water, see items two and three here: https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...tech-tips.html (read all the rest if you want a real education).
    Also, the best way to cross deep water is as slow as you can go and still maintain balance. Less splashing up into the innards.
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