Nice ride wayde, I've consider making flyers to hand out to people. I have my filter cover the same way, it's the only way it would fit. I've gone through a Arizona monsoon and never had a problem with water.
When I first rode my bike I had a whistle sound. It was driving me crazy, I could not find what it was. I finally found what it was, It was the fingers on the cover making the whistle sound. I had to cut between the fingers to open them up, whistle went away. I wonder if it's because I had it upside down.