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Have a Honda Rancer 2009 trx450fa. Sat up for 4 months after

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Have a Honda Rancer 2009 trx450fa. Sat up for 4 months after duck hunting season. Had to ride in 3 feet of water to get to duck blind.
Rode the bike recently for a short run. Killed on me.
When I took the airbox off it was filled half way with water and the air filter and cage disintegrated. Not sure what I suck up in the engine.
It runs fine for a while, but after 15 minutes it kills. Restarts after a little while.
Don't think the fan is kicking on but also do not see the overheat light come on.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi Paul and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, let's start with a review of basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • • drain, flush and replace the all fluids;
  • • remove/clean or better yet replace spark plug;
  • - note for possible rusting;
  • • check/clean likely clogging of air cleaner housing drain tube;
  • • check/clean possible debris at radiator and fan motor blades.