Rain Socks and Performance

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by 90FXRS, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Do rain socks significantly decrease the performance of an engine? Has anyone seen or have a link to a site that has compared with and without?
     
  2. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    I asked that question at HD dealer. They said No different... I am curious what others to say about that... :dknow
     
  3. HDSickness

    HDSickness Banned

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    I have the SE Ventilator intake and have ridden with the sock on anticipating rain and could not tell the difference, same power and performance.
     
  4. SixPak

    SixPak Junior Member

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    I've got a Heavy Breather and keep the rain sock on all the time. on the few times it's been off I didn't notice any difference in performance.
     
  5. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    A rain sock will richen up the A/F mix and mileage might drop a bit but the butt dyno won't register the change.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I can tell you that the rain water coming off a Road King front tire. When it comes in contact with a heavy breather on a Softail without a rain sock makes it die! Not sure about the rest......:D