Honda Fury Forums: banner
1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,032 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I got caught in a absolute down pour a week ago and i got to thinking, how much is too much for the intake?

I was about 2 miles from the house in a t shirt and jeans when the bottom fell out. It was so heavy a couple of cars pulled over. Without any place to take shelter and already soaked to the bone, i went ahead and rode the shoulder about a half mile to a side road leading home.

I'm not sure how much the factory airbox keeps out, and i was also interested in getting one of those spike intakes, but they look like you would really have to avoid the rain.

Thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,120 Posts
I got caught in a absolute down pour a week ago and i got to thinking, how much is too much for the intake?

I was about 2 miles from the house in a t shirt and jeans when the bottom fell out. It was so heavy a couple of cars pulled over. Without any place to take shelter and already soaked to the bone, i went ahead and rode the shoulder about a half mile to a side road leading home.

I'm not sure how much the factory airbox keeps out, and i was also interested in getting one of those spike intakes, but they look like you would really have to avoid the rain.

Thoughts?
You can buy a rain cover for the spike intakes. Put it somewhere on your bike and throw it on if it starts to rain.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
I took my Fury on a charity ride yesterday. Ten minutes after we left the parking lot it began to rain. Not a drizzle mind you but a steady heavy rain with periods of rain so heavy that you thought your lips were going to bleed.

Put 200 miles on the bike with very few periods of dry weather. Bike never coughed or sputtered during the whole trip.

Poured 2 cups of water out of each mf my boots when I got home. :(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
521 Posts
I have the Kury High Five on my VTX and I will say that once after sitting in a pouring rain on a Patriot Guard mission, the bike ran like crap... spitting and sputtering. My fault for not carrying a rain cover. I have since started carrying a shower cap for those moments.

I think the stock intake would not have a problem as it is enclosed for the most part.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,992 Posts
You can buy a rain cover for the spike intakes. Put it somewhere on your bike and throw it on if it starts to rain.
Ditto ^^ :p
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,739 Posts
rest you leg on the aftermarket spike to keep a lot of the water off.keep gittin up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
394 Posts
I got caught in a absolute down pour a week ago and i got to thinking, how much is too much for the intake?

I was about 2 miles from the house in a t shirt and jeans when the bottom fell out. It was so heavy a couple of cars pulled over. Without any place to take shelter and already soaked to the bone, i went ahead and rode the shoulder about a half mile to a side road leading home.

I'm not sure how much the factory airbox keeps out, and i was also interested in getting one of those spike intakes, but they look like you would really have to avoid the rain.

Thoughts?
Some rain (water) is ok. Many people use water injection to avoid detonation in high performance internal combustion engines. The question is, “how much is too much”.

A good ******* rule of thumb, if the amount of water drawn in on the intake stroke causes a hydraulic lock on the compression stroke, in turn forcing the piston and or connecting rod out the front of the engine cases that would be too much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,120 Posts
Some rain (water) is ok. Many people use water injection to avoid detonation in high performance internal combustion engines. The question is, “how much is too much”.

A good ******* rule of thumb, if the amount of water drawn in on the intake stroke causes a hydraulic lock on the compression stroke, in turn forcing the piston and or connecting rod out the front of the engine cases that would be too much.
That would be one way to gauge if there is too much rain. I prefer to prevent any from getting in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
472 Posts
Yeah, any stock intake will be good in the rain. Once I rode with a bud who had a spike intake for a 5 hour ride one-way. Rain on the way up, he ran like sh!t; couldn't run consistently over 50 mph. We stopped and put some panyhose on it -- helped a little. He got a rain cover for running back -- rained again... small improvement. 'course it was a kinda home-made rain cover.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
should be fine, i wouldnt try driving it into a river or lake, someone correct me if im wrong but i belive there is a clear "tube" on the back side bottom that sorta catches some water if some entered the airbox, they recommend taking it off the dumping it out if water is in it.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,739 Posts
i got cought in rain with a spike and put an oversize plastic cup on it.no more problem.cup didnt melt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Being from Florida it rains every afternoon. I have never had an issue with the stock cleaner even in the down pours we have here in the summer.
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top