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May be a silly question but, I know with the forward facing heavy breather aircleaner Harley makes that it comes with a rain sock or you have to purchase one. Just bought a Arlen Ness inverted Cone air cleaner that seems to have as much filter exposed as the Heavy Breather. Question.... Does it need a rain sock as well? Don't think they offer it.
 

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Just put one on and was wondering the same thing. Also have a wire harness exposed on the back side of the AC and was wondering if there was some kind of cover for that too.
Let me know what you hear.
 

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I carry one of those for my Big Sucker in my saddlebags. I'm not positive but I think they're talking about a different filter than the Big Sucker. I only stop and put the rain sock on if there's horrendous rains and not just a quick thunderstorm. I did have 2 times where I was running through torrential rains for an extended time and the motor started acting up spittin' and sputterin'. That was before I bought the rain sock. Never have experienced and problems running in the rain with the sock on it. - For what it's worth.
 

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I have ran a exposed filter for many years in some pretty hard down pours, and not used the sock. Your leg ends up shielding the element a little, and think it would have to be a 100 year rain to hydro-lock the motor. If it's coming down that hard, I'll take a break. IMO the rain that does get into the intake helps clean some carbon.
 
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