I know this has probably been asked before but i cant find anything that actually helps me. I have a 2012 500 ho and am having problems with the exhaust in deep water. That's pretty much all I ride. If I get in mud and water just above the exhaust my bike starts cutting out and then dies if I don't get the exhaust out fairly quick. I have checked all the connections and spark plug and all that. The only possible thing I could think of now if that I'm getting too much back pressure from the exhaust. All my buddies ride 500 ho's with no problem at all. It's the stock exhaust by the way and I have my idle turned up to 1350 rpm. Would getting a aftermarket slip on help any by giving the engine more air flow and less back pressure? ive looked into the hmf swamp series and wouldn't mind it but I'm not doing an exhaust snorkel lol. I would also rejet if needed with the slip on so that's no problem. So any help would be great.