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You already got good advice.

I'll add that make sure you dry out all electronic components for days before applying power. This is especially important on the solid state modules to make sure nothing shorts due to moisture on the wiring or in the unit.

Be liberal with the WD-40 too.

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My old friend, a crazy mechanic but the best, always turn the flooded bikes upside down for a couple of day with the rocker covers and all the plugs out; even the spark plug. this way all the water/oil mix get out of the engine. Remove also your primary cover, often overlook. Dont forget your fork, they can also get water if the seal is not perfect.
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Brake fluid, fork oil, engine oil, tranny all must be flushed and refilled. I've done clear water flood cars and don't bypass anything! Clean and dry all electronics. If it's salt water, forget it. Good luck.
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Thank you everyone for the replies. It's been a busy couple days down here. I've got the oil drained and primary fluid drained as well. Haven't gotten to much more than that. After I evacuated I didn't realize how many friends and family had been affected. I've been ripping up carpet and cutting drywall for the past few days. Again, I really appreciate the responses.
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Thank you everyone for the replies. It's been a busy couple days down here. I've got the oil drained and primary fluid drained as well. Haven't gotten to much more than that. After I evacuated I didn't realize how many friends and family had been affected. I've been ripping up carpet and cutting drywall for the past few days. Again, I really appreciate the responses.
Warning - don't just let it sit drained. Fog it if you have to, remove the spark plugs, spray inside it, open any engine covers and spray etc, cover the outside and inside with a protective layer of oil.
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