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Old 11-15-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Installed the Loydz air filter on my Cross Country last night. Haven't taken it for a spin yet because it's cold and raining. Which brings me to my question... the new filter leaves a 1" gap between the tank and frame exposing the filter. Anybody have problems with rain water getting in there? Anyone come up with a solution to this potential problem?

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Subscribed.. See you live near me and know about Florida's Rain ..
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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Rain in Florida, only every day... I do still really enjoy my visits there.

My guess is that the gap is there to draw in more air as it is a filter with a much higher flow rating. I am looking into getting one over the winter, bike gets parked once there is snow/ice covering the road to my place.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Yes, it rains often here and I have to ride through a monsoon on occasion. The last thing I want is for the bike to ingest enough water to cause damage or premature wear/failure. When cleaning the previous filter I noticed a white ring on the frame where the filter sits (as well as whole bugs, leaves, and other various debris stuck in the filter). Looked like water had sneaked past the factory seal and sat there until it evaporated. If that can happen with the seal in place I'm wondering how much water and other stuff is going to get in there without the seal.

I have a Kawasaki as my #2 bike. It has an aftermarket intake installed with a K&N filter that is completely exposed. I park and throw a plastic bag over the intake if it rains hard.

The XC is my long distance bike. Don't want to park if it starts raining hard... put on the rain gear and keep rolling.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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I have wondered this also, but I have seen people that have posted about taking the strip out and still running in plenty of rain without issue. I put a lloyds in the other day myself.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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I've had mine several months. No problems observed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:05 AM   #7
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I've had one since they were released and I haven't had any problems and I've ridden in some heavy rain.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #8
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You may get a few drops of water in there but nothing that will hurt it. HD's run the filter right out in the rain with no problems.

I almost bought one of these. Are you guys having good results with them? Is it worth the high price they cost?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:58 PM   #9
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I modified my strip to still use it with my Llyodz filter just so I didn't worry about rain or other contaminants. I ran the Vic performance filter without the strip for about 5K miles and it was black a night.

No, it doesn't cause any noticeable drawbacks. My setup is the signature and I have nearly zero popping and no complaints with roll on power.

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #10
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Not certain of the cause of your concern. The filters COMPLETELY SEALS off the intake with, well.... the filter itself. If any water DID happen to get "too" the filter, the filter would simply absorb it, right? IMHO you would have to get a LOT of water in there (like a hose pointing into the opening which isn't going to happen under normal riding circumstances unless you were trying to ride through the NYC subways during Sandy)

Someone running the Lloyds on a Cross Roads might have an issue but I would don't that anyone with a Cross Country would have the same issues since the front fairing blocks the majority of the water from having any "direct" access to that opening so there is one more thing to comfort your thoughts.
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