We started running AEM cold air intakes on cars back in the mid 90s and the performance increases were great but a deep puddle would hyrdo lock the engine. They came out with a bypass filter that solved this problem for cars. It's basically just a breather filter that temporary suck in air till all the water drains out of the intake. If that doesn't make sense, take a straw and dip it in a cup of water with your finger over the end. Then cut a small hole half way up the straw and try it again. The small inlet of air will not allow the straw to hold in the water because it reroutes the air flow.
With this setup and most big air intake kits on the bike I would just be worried about getting caught in a hard rain storm and water getting sucked in. With such a short intake tube it would not take much to cause problems. No one intionally rides in the rain but it happens on long trips. This setup would be great for local cruises but I would consider carrying an alternative with me on long trips or a cover that would only have an opening in the bottom but you would still have to worry about puddles. If you are hitting puddles big enough to go into the bottom the intake you probably have bigger issues to worry about than water getting in the engine.....like not wrecking the **** out of the bike. I will check out the sock cover but I sure they would only work for light showers.
Love the look. Like the performance increases. Just be cautious of water and have a back up plan on trips.
So true I have wonder about this for some time now. Also what about the Cobra PowrFlo intake? Would is not get water in it?