I agree on the rain issue. Just got back from a trip in pouring rain for hours. No issues with water being thrown up in a "rooster tail"...........I could tell no difference from stock as to my gear being any more wet...........
Now, riding behind me, that might be another story, but if its affecting you, you're riding too close!
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