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Old 01-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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love the look of the cone air filters does anyone run one with the stock air box just wondering how they will work if you get caught in the rain with an open filter i made a nylon cover for mine so it can still breath some but hopefully keep the worst of the rain out can't make it totally water proof then the motor would not get enough air any comments or tips... Thanks.
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I used to run a Dellorto on my old harley which had an open K&N filter on it and never had any trouble in the rain. I believe you can get a sponge type cover that go over the filters that would still allow air to go through but would absorb a lot of the water similar to the foam style filter covers that go on a shop vac
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If you want that kind of look and its still a functioning filter, you did pretty much all you can do. The nylon sock is pretty much it. The only other option I have for you is to get Churchkey's Vbak and just keep your spike filter for looks. Sorry, I know its easier to spend someone else's money.
BTW, I have rode home in over 6 hours of pouring rain with Churchkey's vbak and had zero problems
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I was wondering if maybe you had a big air kit and were using this for looks... That cone might restrict the amount of air get ting to your filter , hence to your intakes .. don't know for sure but I wonder if you'll get enough air flow!
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If you want that kind of look and its still a functioning filter, you did pretty much all you can do. The nylon sock is pretty much it. The only other option I have for you is to get Churchkey's Vbak and just keep your spike filter for looks. Sorry, I know its easier to spend someone else's money.
BTW, I have rode home in over 6 hours of pouring rain with Churchkey's vbak and had zero problems
That is what I would suggest as well. I did a DIY kit but kept the coffin airbox because I didn't have anything better to put there. I never had a single issue with rain while running a BAK.
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I was wondering if maybe you had a big air kit and were using this for looks... That cone might restrict the amount of air get ting to your filter , hence to your intakes .. don't know for sure but I wonder if you'll get enough air flow!
no big air kit still got stock air box under the tank so cone is feeding the air box. cover is only in case i get caught in the rain some where keep in my jacket pocket.
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I mean the cone itself .. without the cover. Will it supply enough air flow. It looks restrictive. A friend had one on his Harley and it wouldn't supply enough air. He is running a 120 ci motor.
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Usually no but it depends how hard the rain is. We were out on a poker run a couple years ago and got caught in some nasty rain storms. My buddies harley started bogging out and running bad. He thought maybe he was out of gas at first. Turned out the filter was totally soaked and was pulling water in. We found a kid's sand bucket in the parking lot we pulled into and strapped it over the cone to stop all the spray from hitting it, worked great the rest of the day. That was on a carbed 124ci engine. I think on the warrior it would be much less likely to happen because of the distance between the intake and the throttle bottles, on the harley the filter is right on the carb so it doesn't take much water to mess with it.
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I mean the cone itself .. without the cover. Will it supply enough air flow. It looks restrictive. A friend had one on his Harley and it wouldn't supply enough air. He is running a 120 ci motor.
they say yes it has a K&N style filter in it should give a little more air than the stock coffin where it is more open and the air can be forced in. I won't know for sure till spring..
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