Take a second opinion. For how many days it was underwater? Even i faced the same situation during 2015 chennai flood. My bike was submerged in water for 4 to 5 days and in the workshop untouched for a week. The estimate i got was around rs 40,000. Later i spoke to an advisor (Arvind of souther motors chennai) who was very kind hearted and helped me. What he did was changed engine oil( free from royal enfield for flood affected vehicles), run the vehicle in idle for some time, changed engine oil again and this process repeated for 3 to 4 time. My final bill was around some 5000 out of which more than half was for electrical work. By the grace of almightly, My ds500 is running strong still.Hi guys!
Recently my classic 500 got submerged in water completely due to flooding of the basement where it was parked on 26.07.18
Took it to the service centre and got the engine drain plug opened today. Around 4-5 ltrs of water was drained, followed by an equal amount of oil mixed with water and mud. Upon opening the side cases, mud was found there too.
Water has entered the fuel tank too , but luckily the fuel pump is working.
Mechanic has suggested change of crank shaft bearings and replacement of piston cylinder since it has rusted, giving and estimate of 17000-20,000, including labour.
I wonder if crank shaft bearings will get damaged due to water, and can't the rust be removed with some de-rusting agent?? Just wanted to know if I am being made a bakra ??