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Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016
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  • Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 - Scalloped Billet Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 - Scalloped Black Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 - Smooth Billet Aluminum Cover
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  • Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016

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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 Stage 1 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 air filter elements are made one at a time using the finest materials available. 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. 

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

The Stainless Jacketed Filter differs from the Standard Filter in two areas: The mesh supporting the gauze is made of a rust-resistant stainless steel as opposed to standard carbon steel, and the cotton filtration gauze is in its natural (white) color, rather than the pink/red hue of the Standard Filter.

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 19962016
Sportster Custom XL883C 19982009
Sportster Deluxe XLH883DLX 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X 20102016
Sportster Hugger XLH883HUG 19882003
Sportster Iron XL883N 20092016
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 20052016
Sportster Low XL1200L 19952011
Sportster Nightster XL1200N 20072012
Sportster Roadster XL1200CX 2016
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
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
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 878367 50-334 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Black Steel Cover 878368 50-339 Available: Requires 3-4 business days lead time prior to shipment
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Billet Aluminum Cover 878222 18-833 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Standard Air Filter / Scalloped Billet Aluminum Cover 877953 18-834 Out of Stock
Standard Air Filter / Scalloped Black Aluminum Cover 878059 18-839 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Billet Aluminum Cover 878236 18-853 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Scalloped Billet Aluminum Cover 878266 18-862 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Scalloped Black Aluminum Cover 878067 18-866 Out of Stock

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Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2016 4.9 5 29 29
Great kit Awesome kit! Great performance. LOOKS AWESOME ON THE BIKE! February 23, 2016
This is the best upgrade you can make to your 1200 Harley Big difference from the stock one huge difference bought this { make sure you use all 3 gaskets provided } it gave my custom much more power did nothing else but add this air filter to my bike huge difference sounds better has better pull just an all around great upgrade the stock hole is about 3"x4" this looks great for money you can't go wrong took about 45 minutes to install after riding a few hours got on it and the handle bars almost came out of my hands plus it did not need any kind of tune best upgrade hands down.. very happy.. February 1, 2016
Great product Shipped and received very quickly, easy install and looks great. Highly recommend this product January 19, 2016
Smart investment I looked at plenty of different cleaners and web-sites revzilla sold me on this one and one of the best things i could do for my bike to breath..and my sporty screams down the highway now October 31, 2015
Big Sucker Stage 1 I bought the Stage 1 Arlen Ness big sucker stainless steel jacket with flat black cover to match the wrinkle black finish on the 2015 883 motor. Looks great, performs great and compared to the other air cleaner you get a great look, USA made air cleaner. Detailed instructions makes an easy installation. Only thing youll need is great to hold O-rings and seals in place for the initial install. October 19, 2015
Great Filter! To be honest, I only bought this filter for its good looks. The stock chrome filter is a HD icon, but I was tired of it! It just didn't have a hot rod look about it. When the box came I was surprised by its size and weight. This is not a cheap looking or feeling filter. It feels and looks like a quality product. I'm not much of a "wrenches", but I managed it fumble through it in a little over an hour. Hint....make sure you have a Torks 27 driver to remove the old filter! Wow! It looks awesome on my bike! Then for the "Gravy"....as long has it has the same power or even slightly more I was already happy, but.......was I shocked when I nailed the throttle in 2nd gear for the first time! What a difference! Not just low end like before, but built power through the extended power band! To say I'm happy is an understatement! My 883 feels like a 1200 now! That's with stock pipes and no rejet! Don't hesitate! Buy this filter! You won't regret it. September 28, 2015
Excellent air cleaner, Excellent value. Well constructed & Looks awesome! I personally love this air cleaner. The style is simple and it looks great on any bike. I opted for the plain black cover but I like that there are other options including fancier covers, custom, homemade & it even looks great without any cover! It appears to be really well constructed too, having a more robust backing plate than other similar AC's I've seen. The install was easy, so it should be very doable for most folks. I can't speak to the performance, as I haven't had it on a dyno but I have no doubts that my bike is breathing way better now. As far as the two different filter elements go, I'm still not clear on the differences. I got the SS, however I kinda wish I'd gotten the red one because it looks cool too. Best feature of this AC is the price, it's kind of hard to beat. September 28, 2015
Noticeable power increase Fairly easy install and a noticeable power increase sums it up. I recommend changing your pipes and fuel management device at the same time. August 22, 2015
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