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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?
 

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Most of the open air filters are using a K&N, or the like, filter which if properly oiled will keep out the rain. Many of the common round sizes also have a rain sleeve you can buy but I have never used it and have gotten caught in plenty of rain(even though I do try and avoid it). Even if they are under-oiled I cannot see anything but some water mist getting past the filter.
Now something like a velocity stack would be a different animal as they are open...
 

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So I know this is an old thread. But I have a few questions if anyone could

I'm trying to do this on my 950. The intake case looks identical. I'm just trying to be sure. I've got measurements. Just need someone to match them with the Stryker intake.

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Edit: I'm a parts specialist by trade. So I've already dug up part numbers and they are different. But from experience, numbers can be different with basically 5he same exact part.
 

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So I know this is an old thread. But I have a few questions if anyone could

I'm trying to do this on my 950. The intake case looks identical. I'm just trying to be sure. I've got measurements. Just need someone to match them with the Stryker intake.

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Edit: I'm a parts specialist by trade. So I've already dug up part numbers and they are different. But from experience, numbers can be different with basically 5he same exact part.
They're the same. I ordered an airbox off eBay for me to cut up that belonged to a 950. You're G2G
 

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