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Bearster18

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air intake mods and rain?
« on: Nov 01, 2012, 09:45:02 AM »
I have an 09 raider and I was looking at the different air intakes for this thing and I'm curious if the rain would affect any of these?  LIke the Baron stealth kit, ect? I bought the bike with a PC 3 and cobra swept exhaust on it so now I need to add an intake and dyno it. I ride all the time and sometimes I get caught in the rain, so i don't want to install one that rain will cause bad effects ya know? what do you guys think?
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2012, 09:54:59 AM »
No issues with rain as all kits are under the tank like the OEM filter.
    
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2012, 11:01:39 AM »
Good deal , thanks man! I was really hoping the Baron wasn't affected by rain. Its a pretty good looking setup from what I'm researching.
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2012, 12:59:25 PM »
No issues with the baron's BAK and rain. 
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2012, 04:01:19 PM »
OEM intakes usually use paper air filters, which are affected by rain, but every aftermarket intake that I'm aware of uses a K&N style air filter, which repels water, so rain isn't an issue for them.

Many bikes use exposed filters (like a functional spike filter) and don't have any issues in the rain, because the K&N style filters don't let water through them.

So no, you won't experience any issues with rain.
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 02, 2012, 10:24:57 AM »
OEM intakes usually use paper air filters, which are affected by rain,

How so?

I've had an OEM filter for 3 years and rode in the rain more times than I care to remember ... never had an issue.
    
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2012, 10:35:01 AM »
oem air box has snorkel that pulls air from the back, you would virtually have to have the bike completely under water to get anything up the snorkel
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2012, 07:03:24 PM »
OEM intakes usually use paper air filters, which are affected by rain,

How so?

I've had an OEM filter for 3 years and rode in the rain more times than I care to remember ... never had an issue.

I'm saying an OEM filter which is exposed to the rain.  The under-the-tank intake design used by virtually all bike manufacturers makes sure rain doesn't get into the intake, but for systems which are more exposed, a paper filter wouldn't work so well.

Thanks for the clarification though, I wasn't very specific.

Although, I figure even if BAK's used paper filters, they'd probably be OK, because most of them are under the tank anyways.
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Re: air intake mods and rain?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 05, 2012, 03:51:47 PM »
No issues with the Patrick Racing BAK.  Runs and performs flawlessly - no problem in the rain either.
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