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Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017
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  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Smooth Chrome Steel Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Grooved Billet Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Smooth Billet Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Scalloped Billet Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Retro Billet Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Scalloped Black Aluminum Cover
  • Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 - Smooth Black Steel Cover

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Arlen Ness Stage 2 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2017 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 2 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 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 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 synthetic filtration gauze is in black or dark grey, rather than the pink/red hue of the Standard Filter.

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

The Stage 2 kit differs from the Stage 1 by including a 20% larger air filter element.

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

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5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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 878467 18-783 In Stock: Ships next business day
Standard Air Filter / Grooved Billet Aluminum Cover 878228 18805/18-805 Out of Stock
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Billet Aluminum Cover 878512 18-806 Out of Stock
Standard Air Filter / Scalloped Billet Aluminum Cover 878260 18-807 Available: Requires 5-6 business days lead time prior to shipment
Standard Air Filter / Retro Billet Aluminum Cover 878070 18844/18-844 Out of Stock
Standard Air Filter / Scalloped Black Aluminum Cover 877781 18-849 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Billet Aluminum Cover 878206 18-858 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Scalloped Billet Aluminum Cover 878215 18-871 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Scalloped Black Aluminum Cover 878077 18-876 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Grooved Billet Aluminum Cover 878081 18-881 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Retro Billet Aluminum Cover 878100 18-886 Out of Stock
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 877946 50-354/18354 In Stock: Ships next business day
Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Black Steel Cover 877947 50-359/18359 In Stock: Ships next business day

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Big Sucker doesn't suck.
Although the stock heads on my 48 are only capable of flowing so much air and the Big Sucker II is probably overkill, I am a happy man. The Sporty now feels so much more "together". It's not just the extra power. I fitted this cleaner and loaded a new tune to remap the EFI and the bike now runs so much sweeter. It made me realise that the 48 is a bit of a dud out of the box, but nice to know there is all that potential!
March 16, 2015
Ride:
2010 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great Classic Look!
Great classic open cleaner look. Great intake sound when its running.
June 23, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Ride:
2009 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL1200C
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Pretty Awesome
Works wonders on my Sportster. Only problem is size. . This intake is huge. They do mean BIG sucker!
June 14, 2016
Bang For The Buck
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Awesome addition!
You will definitely notice the difference in this addition! I had a different after market kit originally but this matched much better and produced better results. The ole little sporty has a new life thanks to RevZilla and the Arlen Ness!!
September 12, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
really could feel the difference
Wow is all i can say! you really notice the difference when i installed this air cleaner!! super fast shipping as well
September 6, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
easy to install, looks great, noticeable performance improvement
easy to install. simple, straightforward. looks awesome with flat chrome cover - best looking option on the market. my stainless steel filter was black and not white like in the photos, for what its worth. can feel the performance improvement. very happy with product.
April 20, 2015
Ride:
2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
this product is great
very easy instructions to use, anyone looking to upgrade their stock air cleaner, this is a great product. it really wakes up the bike. highly recommended a tune or rejet.
April 27, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Sucker!!!!
This thing can't lie once you start the bike you can hear the air flow I'm very satisfied with this product. Thanks Revzilla....
April 13, 2015
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Buy this Sucker!
Easy install, definite improvement in throttle response. Improved exhaust note as well.
February 16, 2015
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
great
shipping was fast and fit only issue was I had to cut a gasket out of gasket paper to make an airtight fit from the mount to the frame
May 8, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL1200C
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Classic look
Chad F on Jun 11, 2016
suggestions from my mechanic...I trust him and what he says....a clean way to go....kinda went over with the stage 2 but plan on a mid range cam in the future....maybe even the big bore....who knows.
I enjoy the videos from Lemmy...informative and entertaining

thanks revzilla !!
Mike C on Aug 29, 2015
Classic look
Chad F on Jun 11, 2016
This air cleaner is affordable and is highly recommended, now that my suspension has been dramatically improved it is time to enhance the bike's performance.
David O on Feb 25, 2016
suggestions from my mechanic...I trust him and what he says....a clean way to go....kinda went over with the stage 2 but plan on a mid range cam in the future....maybe even the big bore....who knows.
I enjoy the videos from Lemmy...informative and entertaining

thanks revzilla !!
Mike C on Aug 29, 2015
Best price!
Nicholas B on May 9, 2015
more air means more fuel means more power!!!!
Michael L on Apr 6, 2015
Good reviews
Joejen96 on Mar 26, 2015
bcos it's a big sucker!
Theo C on Sep 20, 2013
This air cleaner is affordable and is highly recommended, now that my suspension has been dramatically improved it is time to enhance the bike's performance.
David O on Feb 25, 2016
Best price!
Nicholas B on May 9, 2015
Does this product include the cover or it has to be bought separately?

Thanks!
Gerald B on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It includes the cover, you have the option of selecting a different one!
How do I tell if I need stage 1 or stage 2? Is it just a matter of preference?
Gabriel N on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a matter of preference. The stage one is smaller and doesn't allow as much air in as a stage two. This may present issues if you plan to modify your bike more heavily later on. Of course, if your exhaust is restrictive either won't make a great deal of difference. If you buy either, and you have a fuel injected bike, you'll need a tuner (if carburated you'll have to rejet). Paired with a tuner, this easy modification produced the single biggest jump in horsepower and torque. Well worth the money.
Can I go straight to stage 2 and skip stage 1 air filters?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes just put this on my new 2013 Road King Classic. took about 15 min. just unbolted the original and the new fit perfect and bolted right on. Makes a big difference.

I also added the Rienhart 2 into 2 dual exhausts and 3.5 inch mufflers together the increased performance was amazing.

E. Ruiz
What is the diameter of this filter?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I guess i can't post pics in this. ill put them in a review.
Does this kit come the pre-filte rain sock?
A C on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nope, and buy extra locktight it comes with very little.
Are these filters washable?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are. You may use a recharge kit such as the K&N filter recharge kit. Follow the scheduled maintenance they recommend many filters follow the same procedure. Good luck it's a great product, I love it!
Is the backing plate chrome or black?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016