Runs on water
I need to continue but it’s steeper and the sand is just sliding underfoot now. Before going for help I give a what-the-hell push on the starter button. It’s rough but it starts! I rev, pop the clutch and push. Sand and water churn between my legs as the bike slowly climbs out.
While Hunter is running around with the camera chasing butterflies, I pour the water out of my boots and begin removing panels. In twenty or thirty minutes, with a dried airbox and filter, the bike is running normally again.