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2007 CBR600 Rain + Airduct Intake

How does this avoid from water going in my engine, since it has a great airduct right in front of the bike and on top of its sucking, wouldnt it get excessive water in the engine in heavy rainy weather ?
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nobody knows ? anyone have a diagram of the airbox ?
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How does this avoid from water going in my engine, since it has a great airduct right in front of the bike and on top of its sucking, wouldnt it get excessive water in the engine in heavy rainy weather ?
there are drain holes in the intake and the air box

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I've thought about that too... I don't ride in rain though, no fun

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Honda Engineers are smart people,,, I am sure they have done testing in very heavy simulated rain fall,, with the rain fall comming from all directions,, and even testing in actual rain fall,,

It is honda, have faith

I do admit, I thought about it,, then I just figured that they have got that sorted,


But I never ride in the rain
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First you have the baffle which traps heavy things like rocks and sometimes bugs (i found a bee in mine), this redirects much of the water. Next you have the curvature of the airducts which is slightly vertical to which helps. next you have the drain holes in the airbox like speedeRR said. I've been riding in the rain for years (never had a car and have lived in very dam cities) and haven't had any issues with rain getting into my engine.

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Some moisture in the rain is good, with the moisture running through the engine (the colded the better ) helps free up carbon deposits on valves and pistons so they flow through the engine and blow right out. You air box should have weep holes to allow any excess to leak out.

Mine runs like a dream in the rain with a gutted intake.

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im guessing changing out my airfilter to a K&N filter shouldnt have any effects on the water since it is all about the airduct dumping water out
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im guessing changing out my airfilter to a K&N filter shouldnt have any effects on the water since it is all about the airduct dumping water out
Go with a BMC filter instead of K&N. K&N airfilters allow too much trash through.

Also, there are no drains for water in the intake or airbox. There isn't a need for a drain since that much water will not get sucked in.
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i have rode my in torrential downpours. unless you spray pressurized water straight into the intake you will be fine
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Ever since I got my RR ( 2 weeks old), I've been riding in a rain for almost every day...from drizzlings to heavy down pour

I had thought bout this also but when I realised I'm sitting on a Honda...it took away my doubtful...its a great machine

Anyway..Thanks to the technical info...good stuff

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i wondered the same thing last season. I rode in some pretty terrible rain, and was thinking about that. i had no problems in storms and all that. just that i get some steam coming from my ront end. i was thinking this is normal due to the radiator? smelled like popcorn!

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Hahaha me too...could be the radiator or the exhaust manifold boiling the water

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There is a water collection box thingy thats connected to the ram air tube
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You got no worries. I hit 135mph in a horrid thunderstorm at night on an open road. If any water got in it had no affect.
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completely gutted intake with resonators blocked off. i have ridden in the rain more than a few times with no issues. there are a couple drain holes in the intake tube on the bottom, just like every stock intake system made by honda...

in fact i just looked at my filter for the second or third time in 4k miles and still nothing major stuck on/in the filter...


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You got no worries. I hit 135mph in a horrid thunderstorm at night on an open road. If any water got in it had no affect.

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There is a water collection box thingy thats connected to the ram air tube
If im thinking of what youre thinking of, that piece isnt designed to catch water
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So has ANYONE experienced ANY problems with a gutted intake on these bikes? I'm not really worried about debris or water because that is what the grill and filter are for. My bike is completely stock and the only mods I would do would be gutting the intake and a slip-on in a few months.

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i have yet to, honestly i wouldnt worry about it, but i would just try not to ride in wet conditions... i kind of worrieed when i washed my bike, but i took her for a quick drying down ride thru my subdivision and nothing bad happened so im assuming that its fine

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I've ridden in torrential rain storms doing approx. 137mph and zero issues.
I highly recommend you DO NOT try that at home.
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I've ridden in torrential rain storms doing approx. 137mph and zero issues.
I highly recommend you DO NOT try that at home.
Hopefully that was at a closed course. You got a DEATH wish doing that on a road in the rain!!! you crazy

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Hopefully that was at a closed course. You got a DEATH wish doing that on a road in the rain!!! you crazy
Hehehehe. Death wish implies I want to die. Not the case at all. I am also no where near a new rider. Not to say **** can't still happen.
Do I fear death? Hell no to the max and not for a lack of ever having to not deal with death, blood and gore.

Some times you have to tap death on the shoulder to fully appreciate and understand life and living.
So actually not as crazy as you think and no death wish.

I can start a whole conversation on wet pavement riding, experience level, etc but that would takes months to end and after a few bad experiences online honestly I really could care less about passing down my experience, etc to others due to some bad apples. Some people take responses based on experience as just opinions. It's not an opinion if it's based on fact. Arguments start and walla the thread goes to ****. So no more for me ONLINE. I may throw a few comments here and there but that's about it. I don't have the patience or time to deal with online tools anymore.

Keep in mind I'm not defending my actions of such speed on wet or on the dry pavement for that matter. Unless a person is a experienced rider in dry and wet you will not understand high speed on wet pavement or rain.

There is a time and place for everything though. Just like doing 180mph on a desert rd with a view for miles ahead with no one around for miles except wild life and yourself compared to doing 180mph down a major highway with others around. Two completely different animals.

We can play devils advocate though and say when is it ever a good idea to hit anything above the speed limits out on the streets? Ah but we all do it all the time either on bikes or cars.
Also we ride bikes. How bright is that? We must all have a death wish according to the majority of the population.

What I think is crazier is some folks act like their life will end if they ride in the rain.
To each his or her own though. If a rider is paranoid of the wet pavement or is lacking complete confidence chances are they will likely go down the first instance they are cut off by a car or need to take action quickly to avoid an accident AND they will blame the wet pavement. The wet pavement is just a very small factor. Rider input, positioning, distance, being fully aware of the enviorment, conditions, has way more of an affect on the outcome than wet pavement.

If a person does not feel safe doing it and does not want to learn then do EVERYONE including themselves a favor and don't do it and stay home nice and cozzy on yo couch. Do yo thing I always say.

But they will NEVER come close to understanding wet pavement riding which I believe can teach a rider many lessons on being smooth, teaching a rider the limits of traction in the wet, getting a rider use to the feel of sliding tires, handling, etc which are key elements to riding fast or even just riding with complete confidence.

Okay enough of this conversation crap. On to my useless responses in other threads I go. Can't beat em, join em. lol

But I'm crazy and have a death wish so don't listen to anything I just said.

Best of luck out there and get home safe.

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The only time i've ever seen water damage an engine via the intake is when it's completely submerged.

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