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Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016
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  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 - Standard Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 - Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 - Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter

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Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 Videos

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 Stage 1 Smooth Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster

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.

Big Sucker kits feature patented, hidden breather backing plate technology - this means the breathers are incorporated into the air cleaner housing itself. Gone are unsightly external hoses and hardware, giving your bike a super-clean look. Each hidden breather has a sealing O-ring at the heads and exits at the carburetor or throttle body inlet to provide efficient internal engine pressure relief. 

The Standard air filter elements are made one at a time using the finest materials available. Standard filters are all pre-oiled, and feature four layers of surgical-grade cotton to promote airflow and filter air effectively.

The Synthetic Stainless Jacketed filter features a synthetic material that is water resistant and never needs to be oiled. Just wash and re-use. The mesh supporting the gauze is made of a rust-resistant stainless steel as opposed to standard carbon steel, and the synthetic filtration gauze is in black or dark grey, rather than the pink/red hue of the Standard Filter.

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.

All kits include a Big Sucker backing plate, high-flow filter, chrome banjo bolts, gasket, hardware, and simple instructions. 

Note: Air cleaner images are for reference only. All kits on this page will include filter of your choice.

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This Product Fits:
Harley Davidson
Sportster Custom XL1200C 19962017
Sportster Custom XL883C 19982009
Sportster Deluxe XLH883DLX 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X 20102017
Sportster Hugger XLH883HUG 19882003
Sportster Iron XL883N 20092017
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 20052017
Sportster Low XL1200L 19952011
Sportster Nightster XL1200N 20072012
Sportster Roadster XL1200CX 2016, 2017
Sportster Roadster XL1200R 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sportster Roadster XL883R 20022012
Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Sportster Sport XL1200S 19962003
Sportster SuperLow XL1200T 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Sportster XL883 20042009
Sportster XLH1100 1988
Sportster XLH1200 19882003
Sportster XLH883 19882003
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 878033 18-324 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Black Steel Cover 878345 18-329 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 878367 50-334 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Black Steel Cover 878368 50-339 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover 878222 18-833 Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover 1071660 50-853 Out of Stock

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Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 4.8 5 36 36
I like it! Good looking unit. Straightforward install on my Sportster. Like the smooth curve of the back plate into the throttle body. Kind of wish I had gotten the naked to work with factory air cleaner cover, to better protect from rain/elements. Might work with aftermarket HD round cover, not sure. For rippin' around on sunny days the simple chrome cover is great. Great shipping/service from Revzilla! August 24, 2016
Looks great and runs even better Bought this for my 05 Sportster 883 low. Already had Vance & Hines short shot pipes as well as a 1200 performance kit installed. Ordered this air filter to make my bike breath and run better. Right away I could tell the difference, ran with a little more power and ran even smoother. After riding with it for a couple weeks I understand why they call it the "big sucker" because you can literally hear that thing sucking in the air. Great product. August 23, 2016
No wonder its highly recommended. my harley 48 is hauling. You can hear this thing working to move air. Its incredible. Matched with bassani exhaust and my bike seems way faster in the upper gears especially. August 17, 2016
boom shakalaka oh yeah oh yeah, don't have any dyno tests but feel like i gained two more gears. way more zip in mid gears makes you feel way faster. install was relatively simple too also looks way better then stock air cleaner June 15, 2016
Best bang for the buck out there!!! If you look at design, brand, quality, and cost, there is none better. Very simplistic and easy to install. Took less than 30 minutes. Combined with the Vance and Hines fuel pak and the Vance and Hines short shots, my 1200 sportster has been awakened! June 14, 2016
Awesome product Great product! Pairs really well with the Vance and Hines short shots with fuel pack. I highly recommend this product. Noticeable gains off the batt. Install was pretty straight forward and easy. Totall time for removal and install of new air cleaner took 45 mins. May 24, 2016
Leaks Oil Looks good, easy install, adds some power.... But it leaks oil. Bottom of filter is saturated, oil is running down the inside of the backing plate, not making its way back into the throttle body. I am running my oil just below the half mark and it's installed on a 2013 Seventy-Two. I would look elsewhere for an air cleaner. April 21, 2016
Great kit Awesome kit! Great performance. LOOKS AWESOME ON THE BIKE! February 23, 2016
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