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I know the Kodiak is able to go over streams and low levels of water and still function after and even brake properly with the rear sealed brake but what if you were to submerge half of it in water for a short period of time?

It just rained where I live and if it ever floods, wouldn't it be fun to surf on the street while being pulled along by the Kodiak?
 

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I know the Kodiak is able to go over streams and low levels of water and still function after and even brake properly with the rear sealed brake but what if you were to submerge half of it in water for a short period of time?

It just rained where I live and if it ever floods, wouldn't it be fun to surf on the street while being pulled along by the Kodiak?
you need a snorkel in order to keep the engine from ingesting dirty water. Once you get sand or dirt in the bottom of the crankcase its pretty much over...
 

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been up to the seat in water, out of necessity to get where I was going.. but there was never a moment of doubt.. the bike went through the stream effortlessly
 

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DIY Snorkel Kit

I have a 2016 Kodiak 700 that I built a homemade DIY Snorkel Kit (everything from Lowes). I put a 22 second video of the finished Snorkel Kit on Youtube. All pipes are 2 inch and everything was sprayed with truck bed liner to give it a clean and neat appearance. I have a little over 20 hours of drive time on the quad with the snorkel kit and have had no issues. I did have to remove the glove box to duct in the air box pipe, but it wasn't water tight anyway and I have luggage boxes on the front and rear which double as flotation devices as well as storage. I vented all the vent lines (front & rear diffs, throttle body and cooling fan ventless to the snorkel, I also replaced the rollover vent line with a longer line that also goes to the snorkel ). I also used lithium grease on some questionable electronic fittings that did not seem very water tight. Again I could not post the video on this fourm, but you can look on YouTube under kodiak 700 snorkel and it will be posted by Robert Green (that's me) and you can see the finished product.
https://youtu.be/0AsBBFshMv8
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Wow, that is pretty impressive. I for sure thought you were going to just sink there. Turns out it is quite a capable machine even in pretty deep water.
 

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Yea, for a minute there it was just floating in place. Then I started giving it a little gas and it began to move. Yesterday I was floating/riding for about 25 to 30 feet in about 5 to 6 feet deep water. I think it will move better in the water with different tires, but I'm gonna wear out these first.
 

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To embed videos, you need to remove the s from https. Great video! Looked like you were just going to float there but I guess your wheels managed to grip something once you sank in far enough. :grin2:


Can't stop grinning when I watch the video.
 

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That's just crazy, but i'm not surprised. First times going off road and into some deep stuff I was told getting stuck is the best part. Have some way to go to attempt waters like that.
 
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