Is water soaking the stock paper air filter an issue? Went through a few deep muddy puddles fast enough to spray water over the windshield and somewhat concerned about that.I know these bikes can do quite a bit, but riding in such deep water motor & oxygen sensor covered in sudden cold water, how good is that for the mechanical stuff
Nothing that a cool, luxurious nap in the clear running stream can't fix.The 2016 Twin 's two air filters are buried inside left and right-side serpentine ducts with intakes behind the front-facing aspect of the fairing and they're pretty high up. You would have to nearly submerge the front headlight for the water level to reach these intakes. Splashing water up onto the fairing or windshield would not allow water to reach the inlet.
The ducts are also oriented so the intakes face forward and slightly downward. This means any water would have a bit of a hill to climb before it reached the plenum in front of the filter.I also believe the plenum has a small drain hole at the bottom but I may be mistaken. I'll check next time I service the filters.
You should be fine.