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Ok guys.... You've helped me decide on exhausts (Viper 2's came in yesterday) and now I need help on intakes.

Question: I want a different type of intake than stock. I really don't want to stop before rain and put on a 'blanket' on an intake to continue to ride. Hyperchargers look good, S & S to me looks like 50% of the Harleys on the road and the spike looks HOT. I would like to find something that is low maintainance yet performance oriented. :confused:

The forum gives me the impression that the Spike is not to be driven in the rain. How about the Hypercharger? I really like the Hypercharger look from the pictures here of those who have them. I want to install intake, vipers and fuel controller at one time so now I need to get an intake.

Also need one that doesn't interfear with my leg enough to be uncomfortable. I'm about 5' 10" and forward controls are out of the question. (Vertically Challenged! ) :(

Any suggestions as to a sharp looking intake that is good quality and yet can be a 'daily driver' ?????

As always, your comments will be the deciding factor. Thanks.
 

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Intake Choice Help???

I have a suggestion. Look at photos of Harleys in magazines or on the internet & decide what look YOU like. There are 100’s of custom air cleaners available for a 93-up carbureted Harleys that, with the Accutronix Air Cleaner Adapter or l&m’s, can be easily installed on your FURY. When you search, don’t search for “intakes” because you will find custom intake manifolds. I dont think you are looking to change the intake manifold, you are looking to change the air cleaner assembly. Search for “Air Cleaner” or “Harley Air Cleaner” & I think you have better luck finding more choices than you want.

When you find one you like, but are not 100% sure it will work even after you have read the description, shoot me an e-mail with a link to your choice & I’ll be happy to help.

Here is an S&S Intake….
 

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Thanks Accutronix!

You are right about the nomenclature. I really like the Hypercharger and Spike filters but the question in my mind is about the rain. Will either damage the motor if sucking in direct moisture! I want the looks but not the worry. Maybe I'm asking too much of an air cleaner!

Also, really haven't decided on the adapter. I like yours but also the L & M. Both look good and I guess price will decide.
 

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Thanks Accutronix!

You are right about the nomenclature. I really like the Hypercharger and Spike filters but the question in my mind is about the rain. Will either damage the motor if sucking in direct moisture! I want the looks but not the worry. Maybe I'm asking too much of an air cleaner!

Also, really haven't decided on the adapter. I like yours but also the L & M. Both look good and I guess price will decide.
I am curious too about the rain... as I haven't installed mine yet as I am waiting on a fuel controller. I chose this model for my air cleaner, does anybody know how well it performs in the rain?

 

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I am curious too about the rain... as I haven't installed mine yet as I am waiting on a fuel controller. I chose this model for my air cleaner, does anybody know how well it performs in the rain?

Living in Arizona, I haven’t experienced riding in the rain too much. But you stated “does anybody know how well it performs?”

Changing your air cleaner can increase or decrease your performance. Look at dyno sheets when possible to compare different options.

Just like an exhaust system, your air cleaner choice can add HP & Torque or decrease it. I have seen a lot of people spend $1,000.00 + on a Harley air cleaner & exhaust, dyno their bike, & see a decrease in HP & Torque. Looks is only one part of the results. Research before you spend your money. Keep in mind, some times price is a reflection of quality, but not all the time.
 

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some air cleaners have "socks" availible which help break up the rain a little. If you do get water on the filter you are risking engine damage, but usually its a very fine water vapor that does get in and isnt too much to destroy the engine since some of the filter has dry areas to draw air from. If you look at some of the issues with cold air intakes on cars and some of their remedies its nearly identical to what we face except they have slightly more shielding from water.

My scion has had a cold air intake for 4 1/2 years with no purge valve, splash shield, or sock and its still fine
 

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I am curious too about the rain... as I haven't installed mine yet as I am waiting on a fuel controller. I chose this model for my air cleaner, does anybody know how well it performs in the rain?

Living in Arizona, I haven’t experienced riding in the rain too much. But you stated “does anybody know how well it performs?”

Changing your air cleaner can increase or decrease your performance. Look at dyno sheets when possible to compare different options.

Just like an exhaust system, your air cleaner choice can add HP & Torque or decrease it. I have seen a lot of people spend $1,000.00 + on a Harley air cleaner & exhaust, dyno their bike, & see a decrease in HP & Torque. Looks is only one part of the results. Research before you spend your money. Keep in mind, some times price is a reflection of quality, but not all the time.
I believe RSS stated "does anybody know how well it performs in the rain?) I agree that an air filter can affect performance + or - but I think that the basic question is "What is the adverse affect when riding in the rain!"

All the Spikes, Hyperchargers, Velocity Stacks and the like are different than the average bird........ The air cleaner is a prominent visual effect which can relate back to what you as a person wants to be! I don't want to decrease HP, of course, but where in the world do you get dyno sheets on air cleaners??? :confused: And don't those sheets have to be motor/bike specific? And will they even be truthful? I'm just an average Joe and not an engineer that has all the testing equipment needed to choose a filter!

I know Harley owners that have great looking air cleaners but have different dyno results and they have basically the same engine! Sure, I would like to buy an air cleaner that has already been tested and with results posted. I'm sure the results are correct?????? But if I have an unprotected air cleaner that gives great HP gains but once it gets wet, YOUR BIKE BLOWS UP...I don't think that is a very good thing....Huh.

Most in the Forum are looking at a different type air cleaner to make thier Fury stand out..... What are the choices? What are the risks? Those, gentlemen, are the questions. ;)
 

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This was a tough call for me too. I finaly went with the Fuggin 90 degree Air Intake. This did not require cutting hose's or any other mod. It hooks up just like the stock intake. Rain was a concern, but I cant remember the last time I rode in the rain. My thought was to find some type of slip on cover that would prevent rain if I got caught out. It comes with a slip on cover and I assumed it was more for dust than anything else.

If anyone has found a cover or something that will work with the Fuggin let me know.
 

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I went with the spike for looks and better air flow. I carry a rain sock with me to throw on if I get caught in a storm. If you want an intake that is different from stock and is not affected by the rain, I think your only choice is an S&S style intake. It is really up to you. I would look around and see what catches your eye.
 

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Chopped,

Does the spike get in your leg's way? I really like a Spike or Hypercharger. DM has an accessory that goes inside the cone that is water resistant. I'm looking into that now.

I don't ride in the rain on purpose, but I don't like the thought of carrying a 'sock' around with me all the time and holding up a large group of other riders when I feel a raindrop or two! They don't stop in the rain -- why should I?
 

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Chopped,

Does the spike get in your leg's way? I really like a Spike or Hypercharger. DM has an accessory that goes inside the cone that is water resistant. I'm looking into that now.

I don't ride in the rain on purpose, but I don't like the thought of carrying a 'sock' around with me all the time and holding up a large group of other riders when I feel a raindrop or two! They don't stop in the rain -- why should I?
The spike never touches my leg. I also love listening to it suck air in when I accelerate!
 

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Check out the new tread I just posted...."S&S air cleaner covers"
 

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I don't want to decrease HP, of course, but where in the world do you get dyno sheets on air cleaners??? :confused: And don't those sheets have to be motor/bike specific? And will they even be truthful? I'm just an average Joe and not an engineer that has all the testing equipment needed to choose a filter!
Here is the S & S S&S Cycle - S&S Teardrop Air Cleaner Kit For Honda Fury!
I believe the S&S and the Kury use the same K&N filter, and the less restrictive filter probably accounts for much of the gains . there a bunch of Barons on Ebay right now also.
 

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The Spike style is truly sick looking - it totally fits the attitude of the Fury Beast! Obviously you want it to increase the performance, which it will when hooked up with your exhaust n fuel controller, however, for me it was ALSO about the look which is why most of us bought the Fury (it had the look.) To me, the choices were not that impressive or nowhere near the aggressive look of the spike ....... especially the S&S which looks like either a dounut or a boxing ring bell slapped on the side of the ride. LOL :D

Larry
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Painter as you know I went with the spike. I do like the hyper as well. I can say when I was looking at D&M's site at all of the spikes (they almost all fit the L&M conversion, I did see a few that looked more solid due to having the openings more on the bottom or inside (facing the engine) I would say unless you are in a Tsunami that would keep you safe enough to at least get out of the rain? Last season I only got screwed (rain wise) once and we thought we were going to make it and fell 3 miles short before the downpour hit.
 

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Larry, I'm laughing out loud!!!!! Great comment! Snuff also.

I too feel the same way. No one here has given me much but 'get what you want'. Right now I am leaning toward a D & M Spike. I agree with you. The Fury deserves to be accessorized with 'coolness' and needs help in the performance area.

Still not making my mind up until a day or so. Maybe someone here will come up with a great solution. If I have to carry a 'sock' , I might as well cover a "spike'!
 
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