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Arlen Ness Naked Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner For Harley 2014-2017
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This product is legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used, registered or licensed for use upon a highway.

Arlen Ness Naked Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Filter For Harley

Arlen Ness, the "King of Choppers", knows a thing or two about performance. The Big Sucker is the best-selling and most powerful air cleaner kit on the market - period. Simply, the Big Sucker is designed to give your engine maximum airflow for maximum performance. Testing shows that by simply installing a Big Sucker kit, horsepower gains of up to 21% are attainable.

The air filter elements are made one at a time using the finest materials available. The red hue filters are all pre-oiled, and feature four layers of surgical-grade cotton to promote airflow and filter air effectively. The filters are hand-poured one at a time in a urethane body, unlike many other filters that are spun, which can leave a residue on the filtration media. 

The Big Sucker air filter kit features a one-piece aluminum backing plate and eliminates the need for banjo fittings, hoses and a filter. The breather exits at the mouth of the throttle body, creating a virtually closed-loop system.

Features:

  • Accepts stock air cleaner cover
  • Available with black, chrome or natural finish backing plate
4.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.8 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • Filter uses your OEM cover and does not include one
  • Fits OEM cover only and may not fit most aftermarket covers
  • For use with models equipped with OEM electronic throttle
This Product Fits:
Harley Davidson
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 2014, 2015, 2016
Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low FLHTCUL 2015, 2016
Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK 2014, 2015, 2016
Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL 2015, 2016
Freewheeler FLRT 2015, 2016
Road Glide FLTRX 2015, 2016
Road Glide Special FLTRXS 2015, 2016
Road Glide Ultra FLTRU 2016
Road King FLHR/I 2014, 2015, 2016
Softail Breakout FXSB 2016, 2017
Softail Custom/Nostalgia/Special/Deluxe FLSTN/I 2016, 2017
Softail Fat Boy FLSTF/I 2016, 2017
Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB 2016
Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2016, 2017
Softail Slim FLS 2016, 2017
Street Glide FLHX/I 2014, 2015, 2016
Street Glide Special FLHXS 2014, 2015, 2016
Tri Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCUTG 2014, 2015, 2016
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Standard Air Filter / Natural Backing Plate 949891 18-440 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard Air Filter / Chrome Backing Plate 949892 18-441 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard Air Filter / Black Backing Plate 949893 18-442 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.9 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great $/Power gain
I consider myself a 2-3 beard kinda guy. Installing the Big Sucker on my 2014 Ultra Limited was a piece of cake. Just make sure you have a star drive set and some grease.

I give the instructions a 4/5 stars because they lack clarity. You also can't torque the 3 allen keyed treaded bolts into the carburetor because there isn't a stop in the carb body thread housing, it just keeps going. You have to thread them so that there is enough bolt protruding from the carb housing so that the new cleaner housing can be mounted.

I also purchased the Vance & Hines FuelPak3. Installed it, installed the app on my iphone6+, configured the bluetooth, configured the mods (CFM slip ons, stock header, big sucker), downloaded the map and flashed the bike in less than 15 minutes.

Works just like it is supposed to. An amazing difference in power and the motor runs noticeably much cooler.

Be prepared for your Big Sucker to make sucking noise when you give it throttle. Proof that the stock air cleaner was choking the bike.

Getting my Vance & Hines power dual header this week. Can't wait.
April 13, 2015
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Fits under Rushmore cover!
With a Ness Stage 1 you always know it's going to fit and be an easy install. I've done a few of these over the years on my other harleys and nothing has changed here. Remove the stock filter and backing plate (stare in awe at how tiny the filter is on yout 2014/15 rushmore 103) compare to the big sucker and install the new hardware. 10-15 mins tops? Pair this with some pipes and a tuner and off you go. Say hello to your new an improved 103 HO.
September 18, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2007 Harley Davidson Sportster Nightster XL1200N
great fit
Simple installation and you can use you stock cover put on my 2015 Harley Road Glide Special also recommend Vance and Hines Fuel Pak 3 with purchase
November 30, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special FLTRXS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Good customer service
Buy the natural color and spray paint the backing plate to say yourself money
March 29, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special FLHXS
2015 Street Glide Special
At first I did a stage one, but only with the K and N replacement air filter. I always thought the 103 could use more air. I installed the big sucker and the engine came alive. Pulls much harder above 4,000 rpm. Very happy with the quality, fit and finish of this product.
May 17, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special FLHXS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
AWESOME!!!
For a simple air filter I love it! The air filter is so much bigger than the stock piece and you can definitely here it sucking air now. The quality of the base is great. It's heavy and made very well. Install was easy and I love how you can use the stock cover, not really trying to be stealth, but I don't have to worry about needing a rain sock. The back portion of that encases the stock filter is not used so it's free to suck from 360 degrees but it's still covered so if it rains you don't have to worry about a rain sock. The cover does stick out a little further because the air filter is so big, but it doesn't get in the way of anything. Installed this at the same time with V&H FP3, Rinehart Extreme Tru Duals and Accel Stealth Coils.
August 7, 2016
Ride:
2016 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
A hidden jewel!
Easy to install with very noticeable power, are for sure upgrade.
August 14, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide FLTRX
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
One "big sucker"
This is my third "big sucker" with this one being black. I am really pleased with the flawless finish and super easy install. I like the stock cover and it looks like a sleeper. You can really hear it suck when you peal the ears back!
October 15, 2015
Purchased
12 months ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special FLHXS
Easy install great performance boost
I installed this on my 2015 ultra limited prior to a 6 hour trip to DC for rolling thunder. The chapter I ride with is mainly made up of other newer ultras and while they were filling up with 3.6 and 4 gals of gas I was only topping of with 2.8 and 3 gals.. very noticeable improvement in fuel milage. I can safely say I added an additional 40 miles per tank with this product.
August 16, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL
Perfict fit
Fit perfectly easy to install
Can definitely here the difference
April 24, 2016
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK
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Why did you choose this?
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good reviews and reasonable cost.
Bob B on Aug 28, 2016
Everyone I talked to says that this is the best on the market and I agree.
Robert M on May 5, 2016
good reviews and reasonable cost.
Bob B on Aug 28, 2016
Performance
Thomas Z on Jun 21, 2016
Everyone I talked to says that this is the best on the market and I agree.
Robert M on May 5, 2016
Great option if you want to retain the OEM air cover.
Michael N on Apr 2, 2016
because I wanted my bike to run at its peak performance
virgil T on Mar 7, 2016
I chose this air cleaner to maintain my factory appearance.
Anthony P on Feb 24, 2016
Had it on my 07 Road glide.
Vance J on Oct 11, 2015
best on the market - wanted to keep the factory air cleaner cover but still get better breathing
Chalagonian on Oct 3, 2015
I've used this item in the past and it can't be beat for quality price.
Glenn H on Sep 29, 2015
This was the only way I could keep my air cleaner cover, plus friends told me this was the right way to go for my 2014 road king
Rick D on Mar 27, 2015
I installed a set of V&H HO 450 slip-ons along with a V&h FP3 and have been reading about this air cleaner figured I would give it a shot.
Donald M on Mar 27, 2015
Exact fit for my street glide and I can use my original cover
gregg g on Jan 30, 2015
It fits my bike
M A on Oct 28, 2014
because it will work with the OEM air cleaner cover
Dolitte on Sep 29, 2014
Easy install and get to keep bike looking original.
Sylvia C on Sep 3, 2014
Performance
Thomas Z on Jun 21, 2016
Great option if you want to retain the OEM air cover.
Michael N on Apr 2, 2016
Will this fit 2015 ultra limited low with stock cover?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it did, had all the hardware to use to stock air cover on my 2015 Ultra
Does this installation require removal of the plastic backing plate on a 2014 HD FLHX? Also with the Big Sucker; if the backing plate is removed is the look similar to other BS installations in that one can see the filter element. I had a BS on my 2009 Road King and use the OEM filter cover however could readily see the filter.
A shopper on Jan 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you do remove the stock backing plate. As for seeing the air filter you can, but you have to make an actual effort to try and see it. I was wanting mine to look like factory and it does.
Did you have to remove.gas tank to remove stock backing plate?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No I did not. Fairly simple install, only had to remove the air cleaner and backing plate.
do you recommend using loctite when installing the big sucker?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It comes with a small tube of blue Loctite.
If I am using the stock cover for this intake, do I need a rain sock for riding in the rain? 2016 FLHXS
Mark B on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the stock cover guards the filter nicely. I have had this set up over a year with no issues you will be fine. Hope this helps ride safe.
Will one from a 2013 fit 2015?
A C on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe the bolt pattern is different,so no
does this filter come pretreated or will i need to treat it on install ? if so maybe a note in the description to buy the cleaning / recharge kit as well. thanks
Zane D on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I intstalled mine right out of the box. If it is pretreated it is very light. Jut be careful to follow all torque specs when installing!!! I didnt and paid the price
I have this filter installed. I ride every day rain or shine, and have been having major problems with rain. I need a pre-filter rain sock. Does the Arlen Ness sock fit this? If not, is there one that does?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not had an issue but I use the stock air cover on a 2015 Road King also have vance hines twin slash pipes and vance hines fuel pak3 runs great
How does this compare to harley stage 1 air cleaner as to air flow. Will it provide a similar increase in air flow??
A S on Feb 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The biggest difference between the Harley Stage 1 filter and the Arlen Ness Big Sucker is the grade of the filter material. The Harley Stage 1 in NOT a K&N filter. Yes you can clean the Harley filter but you will end up replacing it with a K&N. Yes the Big Sucker will provide much better flow, as there is more surface area and the backing plate is gone.
do you recommend using lock-tite on all the bolts when installing?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes you need to use lock-tite as per the insturctions