Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017
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Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 Videos

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Arlen Ness Stage 1 Smooth Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam

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. Made in the USA.

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

Note: 1999-2001 Touring models equipped with Magneti Marelli EFI require Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Touring With EFI 1999-2001.

4.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.8 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.7 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

Fits Harley Big Twin bikes with Twin Cam engine 1999-up with CV Carb or Delphi EFI except for:

  • 2008-up Electra/Tri Glide (FLHT)
  • 2008-up Road King (FLHR)
  • 2008-up Road Glide (FLTR)
  • 2008-up Street Glide/Street Glide Trike (FLHX)
  • 1999-2001 Electra Glide with Fuel Injection (FLHTI)
  • 1999-2001 Road King with Fuel Injection (FLHRI)
  • 1999-2001 Road Glide with Fuel Injection (FLTR)

Note: 1999-2001 Touring models equipped with Magneti Marelli EFI require Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Touring With EFI 1999-2001.

This Product Fits:
Harley Davidson
Dyna Convertible FXDS 1999, 2000
Dyna Fat Bob FXDF 20082017
Dyna Low Rider FXDL/I 19992009, 20142017
Dyna Street Bob FXDB/I 20062017
Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC/I 20052014
Dyna Super Glide FXD/I 19992010
Dyna Super Glide Sport FXDX 19992005
Dyna Super Glide Sport Touring FXDXT 2001, 2002, 2003
Dyna Switchback FLD 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I 19992017
Electra Glide Classic FLHTC/I 19992007
Electra Glide Standard FLHT/I 19992007
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 19992007
Road Glide FLTR/I 19992007
Road King Classic FLHRC/I 19992007
Road King Custom FLHRS/I 19992007
Road King FLHR/I 19992007
Softail Blackline FXS 2011, 2012, 2013
Softail Breakout FXSB 2013, 2014, 2015
Softail Cross Bones FLSTSB 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Softail Custom FXSTC/I 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Softail Custom/Nostalgia/Special/Deluxe FLSTN/I 20052015
Softail Deuce FXSTD/I 20002007
Softail Fat Boy FLSTF/I 20002015
Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB 20092015
Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 20002015
Softail Heritage FLST/I 2006
Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Softail Night Train FXSTB/I 20002009
Softail Rocker C FXCWC 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Softail Rocker FXCW 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Softail Slim FLS 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Softail Springer Classic FLSTSC/I 2005, 2006, 2007
Softail Springer FXSTS/I 20002006
Softail Standard FXST/I 20002012
Street Glide FLHX/I 2006, 2007
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 878511 18-321 In Stock: Ships next business day
Standard Air Filter / Textured Black Steel Cover 878202 18-326 In Stock: Ships next business day
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 878365 50-331 In Stock: Ships next business day
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Textured Black Steel Cover 878203 50-336 In Stock: Ships next business day
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover 878052 18-808 In Stock: Ships next business day
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover 1071658 50-851 Available: Requires 3-5 business days lead time prior to shipment

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4.9 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5
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4.7 / 5
Fit & Finish
5.0 / 5
Durability
5.0 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Big Sucker
I bought this for my '03 Softail Deuce and couldnt be happier with it. It took more time to remove the stock air cleaner than it did to install the new one. As far as looks go, I chose the black outer plate and a K&N style filter which looks amazing. Performance wise I was extremely surprised with the improvement of both torque and throttle response. I would absolutely recommend this kit for anyone wanting that custom look and the most bang for your buck
February 24, 2014
Clean look, increased airflow
Great replacement for the intake on my Streetbob. My number one complaint is the quality of the hardware they provide- IT'S JUNK! I was HAND-TIGHTENING some socket set screws on the baseplate when they snapped in half becoming jammed in the baseplate. Trying calling Arlen Ness- couldn't get through to anyone. Waste of time. Tried calling a local shop to see if they had literally two screws- nope. Tried Lowe's/Home Depot- nope. Tried mom and pop hardware stores until I found QUALITY hardware. Only problem is I could only buy a box of 100, and I needed just two. Came home, extracted the broken screws, replaced them all with quality hardware, and finished the installation. Bike runs smoother and has a snappier throttle response.
May 17, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Best Bang for the Buck Winner
I installed this along with a Vance and Hines Fuelpak FP3 and Rinehart Crossbacks on a 2015 Dyna Wide glide. The black finish matches the rough black finish of the bottom end of my engine and disappears in front of the chrome top end. I love the look (since it almost disappears, I hated the giant chrome factory intake). As I begin to open the throttle, I can hear it sucking in air so I know it is performing.

Installation was easy but definitely read the instructions and the tool list before you head off to swap out the intake. Strategic use of grease as per the instructions would have helped me get this job done in a matter of just a few minutes instead of just over an hour. I'm not a mechanic and do not have very much experience turning wrenches, but this installation was still very simple.
October 8, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great cleaner
This cleaner sucks a lot of air and installs in minutes.
October 1, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
This thing SUCKS
... and in this context, sucking is a good thing! Install was pretty simple, although the instructions were a little cryptic. Some of the screws were difficult to get threaded, but after some time and patience, it all fit together well and looks bad ass. I decided on the synthetic filter media, and glad I did.
I also have Vance & Hines 3" slip-ons and a FuelPak FP3 - runs like a beast. I can feel a difference in acceleration and it's cool to hear my engine sucking in the air and combining it with fuel before turning it into horsepower.
October 21, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Must Have!
The street bob runs way better with this air cleaner! Easy install, took literally 10 mins. Must have!
September 28, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Arlan Ness big sucker looks awesome and easy to install!
Bought one of these, it looks really cool and easy to install. Get lots of complements from riders I don't even know. Great product! Service from Revzilla!
July 27, 2015
Ride:
2005 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Straight forward design.
Growing up near Arlen Ness' old small East Bay shop, the name is one that I can trust. Along with the reputation of customizing, Arlen's air cleaners seem to be on 90% of all stage 1 upgrades. Given the no frills design, and reasonable price, this was an obvious choice. There are several choices in this price range, but I knew I would receive a quality product for my money. Installation was easy... Maybe 15 minutes tops on my 2015 FXDB. Without a doubt, I would put this on any bike I own in the future. Revzilla's customer service was ridiculously perfect. Ordered, shipped, and on my door step the next day. I couldn't even drive to the Ness store in Dublin that fast.
July 30, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Street Bob FXDB/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great way to increase power!
Purchased this for my husband's birthday. Had it installed along with new pipes, etc. He loves it! Better than the one he had picked out at the repair shop since this one had the option of the chrome outer cover.
March 11, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Good product
Install was easy..can definitely tell a difference. would recommend
May 18, 2015
Ride:
2001 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce FXSTD/I
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Saw the video for it and was bouncing back and forth between 2 different ones. Chose this because of the price and reputation of Arlen Ness
Matt A on Nov 26, 2016
Good reviews and good video on revzilla
Jason Q on Aug 29, 2016
Saw the video for it and was bouncing back and forth between 2 different ones. Chose this because of the price and reputation of Arlen Ness
Matt A on Nov 26, 2016
Necessary upgrade for full stage one on my bike.
Mastranios on Sep 6, 2016
Good reviews and good video on revzilla
Jason Q on Aug 29, 2016
Looks good. Better flow.
Aaron C on Aug 9, 2016
"The look" - simplistic
Price - low (awesome! haha)
JacobM on Jun 20, 2016
Very good performance at a very low price.
jordan m on Jun 20, 2016
Wanted something simple, tried and true. This intake has great reviews, and is at an excellent price.
Wendell C on Mar 28, 2016
Good reviews
Jason N on Mar 24, 2016
esthetic
Simon b on Mar 5, 2016
Good reviews, looks great.
J O on Jan 25, 2016
Best bang for ur buck.
Elizandro V on Dec 27, 2015
Needed a c for stage 1
Eric S on Dec 23, 2015
Good referral
Le P on Dec 2, 2015
This is an amazing product I will be running on all of my bikes. Better than screaming eagle!!!
kyle t on Aug 21, 2015
because......its awesome.
josh o on Jun 22, 2015
I had one before, it's a great intake!
Nicholas B on May 9, 2015
Need more air on my softail already had fuel commander
Ed D on Apr 27, 2015
Because of your youtube review at Revzilla
Gordon B on Mar 24, 2015
For the name and look's, it was a good choice.
G M on Feb 20, 2015
Revzilla's video review & price here compared to other sites really sold me on it.
J O on Jan 1, 2015
simple design, quality and clean look
Jon F on Oct 8, 2014
Hard to beat the quality of the Arlen Ness Big Sucker in terms of performance, fit and finish, and ease of install. Far superior to any screamin eagle intake and way cheaper.
Luke p on Sep 11, 2014
I choose this Arlen Ness because of there reputation with Harley owners also, I really like the clean no frills look of the black cover.
Roderick W on Jul 2, 2014
Performance and looks
Don T on Apr 8, 2014
yes, the filter in violet color like in picure
Paolo M on Jan 18, 2014
Reding the forums it was right for my bike and the price was good!
Mark S on Nov 3, 2013
Price, simple and clean looking
David A on Sep 27, 2013
Necessary upgrade for full stage one on my bike.
Mastranios on Sep 6, 2016
Looks good. Better flow.
Aaron C on Aug 9, 2016
Is the standard air filter an actual K&N or does it just look like one?
Paul C on Feb 23, 2015
Can I still use my stock air cleaner. ? Like to keep the stock look looking for the way the air flows into EFI and doing away with thru hoses
A shopper on Feb 8, 2015
if i bought the synthetic filter do I still need to buy the rain sock? it says the synthetic filter is water resistant.
Mateo M on Sep 21, 2016
Is the Standard filter an actual K&N Filter or is it just the same color?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2015
Does the "smooth wrinkle black steel cover" option automatically come with the black backing plate?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does!
Hello, when using this air cleaner is any re-mapping of ECU required?
Thanks,
Ray
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it is not required. I'd definitely recommend it though. These newer EFI bikes are way to lean from the factory.
I want to replace my air cleaner, exhaust and computer for my harley davidson. I have a 2014 Dyna Street Bob. What would be a good recommendation? Can I do it myself?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have a 14 fxdb also. I put my exhaust, air cleaner, and computer all on myself. If you know how to read then its simple. I went with the Vance and Hines FP3 pack and you can program modes yourself, pretty simple. The tuner doesn't work the greatest unless you have exhaust and air cleaner done. Once I installed air cleaner, I noticed big gains and immediate throttle response. But I have the tuner set up for it too.
Is this kit made in the U.S.A.?
Eric S on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All the research I have done says the air filter element is handmade in the USA. I did not see anything about the metal parts.
Hope it helps
What does stainless steal jacketed mean in the filter option?
Will R on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Lemmy (Revzilla mechanic in the videos) says it's only stainless, no cotton at all.
Is this kit made in the U.S.A.?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, at least it's stamped "Made in the USA" on the filter.