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Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2018

Item: P236286

From the King of Choppers comes the Stage 1 Big Sucker, providing a minimalistic appearance while producing big power. Read More

$143.95 - $211.45
$159.95 - $234.95
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This product is vehicle specific. Please to ensure fitment.

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Product Details

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. Made in the USA.

Features:

  • Hidden breather technology built into backing plate
  • Steel or billet aluminum outer cover
  • High-flow standard or synthetic air filter
  • Chrome banjo bolts
  • Gaskets, hardware and simple instructions included
  • Made in the USA

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

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Product Style RevZilla Item # MFR. Product # Availability
Product Style Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover RevZilla Item #878033 MFR. Product #18-324 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover RevZilla Item #878222 MFR. Product #18-833 AvailabilityOnly 2 Left: Ships next business day
Product Style Standard Air Filter / Textured Black Steel Cover RevZilla Item #878345 MFR. Product #18-329 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover RevZilla Item #878367 MFR. Product #50-334 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Textured Black Steel Cover RevZilla Item #878368 MFR. Product #50-339 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover RevZilla Item #1071660 MFR. Product #50-853 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 3-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment

This product is vehicle specific. Please to ensure fitment.

Harley Davidson
Sportster Custom XL1200C 1996-2018
Sportster Custom XL883C 1998-2009
Sportster Deluxe XLH883DLX 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X 2010-2018
Sportster Hugger XLH883HUG 1988-2003
Sportster Iron XL883N 2009-2018
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 2005-2018
Sportster Low XL1200L 2006-2011
Sportster Nightster XL1200N 2007-2012
Sportster Roadster XL1200CX 2016, 2017, 2018
Sportster Roadster XL1200R 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sportster Roadster XL883R 2002-2012
Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Sportster Sport XL1200S 1996-2003
Sportster SuperLow XL1200T 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Sportster XL883 2004-2009
Sportster XLH1100 1988
Sportster XLH1200 1988-2003
Sportster XLH883 1988-2003
This item is also available for 131 different models
Harley Davidson
Dyna Convertible FXDS 1994-1998
Dyna Convertible FXDS 1999-2000
Dyna Fat Bob FXDF 2008-2017
Dyna Low Rider FXDL/I 1993-1998
Dyna Low Rider FXDL/I 1999-2017
Dyna Low Rider S FXDLS 2016-2017
Dyna Street Bob FXDB/I 2006-2017
Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC/I 2005-2014
Dyna Super Glide FXD/I 1995-1998
Dyna Super Glide FXD/I 1999-2010
Dyna Super Glide Sport FXDX 1999-2005
Dyna Super Glide Sport Touring FXDXT 2001-2003
Dyna Switchback FLD 2012-2016
Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I 1993-1998
Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I 1999-2017
Electra Glide Classic FLHTC/I 2008-2013
Electra Glide Classic FLHTC/I 1993-1998
Electra Glide Classic FLHTC/I 1999-2007
Electra Glide Sport FLHS 1993
Electra Glide Standard FLHT/I 2008-2009
Electra Glide Standard FLHT/I 1995-1998
Electra Glide Standard FLHT/I 1999-2007
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 2008-2016
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 2017-2018
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 1993-1998
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 1999-2007
Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low FLHTCUL 2015-2016
Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK 2010-2016
Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK 2017-2018
Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL 2015-2016
Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL 2017-2018
Freewheeler FLRT 2015-2016
FXR2 CVO/SE 1999
FXR3 CVO/SE 1999
Low Glide/Low Rider FXRS 1993
Low Rider Custom FXLR 1993-1994
Low Rider Sport FXRS-SP 1993
Road Glide Custom FLTRX 2010-2013
Road Glide CVO/SE FLTRSE3 2009
Road Glide CVO/SE FLTRSEI 2009
Road Glide CVO/SE FLTRXSE 2012-2013
Road Glide FLTR/I 2008-2009
Road Glide FLTR/I 1998
Road Glide FLTR/I 1999-2007
Road Glide FLTRX 2015-2016
Road Glide FLTRX 2017-2018
Road Glide Special FLTRXS 2015-2016
Road Glide Special FLTRXS 2017-2018
Road Glide Ultra CVO/SE FLTRUSE 2011
Road Glide Ultra FLTRU 2011-2016
Road Glide Ultra FLTRU 2017-2018
Road King Classic FLHRC/I 2008-2013
Road King Classic FLHRC/I 1994-1998
Road King Classic FLHRC/I 1999-2007
Road King Custom FLHRS/I 2008-2012
Road King Custom FLHRS/I 1995-1998
Road King Custom FLHRS/I 1999-2007
Road King CVO/SE FLHRSE4 2008
Road King CVO/SE FLHRSE5 2013
Road King FLHR/I 2008-2016
Road King FLHR/I 2017-2018
Road King FLHR/I 1994-1998
Road King FLHR/I 1999-2007
Road King Special FLHRXS 2017-2018
Softail Bad Boy Springer FXSTSB 1995-1997
Softail Blackline FXS 2011-2013
Softail Breakout 114 FXBRS 2018
Softail Breakout FXBR 2018
Softail Breakout FXSB 2016-2017
Softail Breakout FXSB 2013-2015
Softail Cross Bones Springer FLSTSB 2008-2011
Softail Custom FXSTC/I 1993-1999
Softail Custom FXSTC/I 2007-2010
Softail Custom/Nostalgia/Special/Deluxe FLSTN/I 2016-2017
Softail Custom/Nostalgia/Special/Deluxe FLSTN/I 1993-1996
Softail Custom/Nostalgia/Special/Deluxe FLSTN/I 2005-2015
Softail Deluxe FLDE 2018
Softail Deuce FXSTD/I 1999
Softail Deuce FXSTD/I 2000-2007
Softail Fat Bob 114 FXFBS 2018
Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2018
Softail Fat Boy 114 FLFBS 2018
Softail Fat Boy FLFB 2018
Softail Fat Boy FLSTF/I 2016-2017
Softail Fat Boy FLSTF/I 1993-1999
Softail Fat Boy FLSTF/I 2000-2015
Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB 2016
Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB 2009-2015
Softail Fat Boy S FLSTFBS 2016-2017
Softail Heritage Classic 114 FLHCS 2018
Softail Heritage Classic FLHC 2018
Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2016-2017
Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 1993-1999
Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2000-2015
Softail Heritage FLST/I 2006
Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 1997-1999
Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 2000-2003
Softail Low Rider FXLR 2018
Softail Night Train FXSTB/I 1999
Softail Night Train FXSTB/I 2000-2009
Softail Rocker C FXCWC 2007-2011
Softail Rocker FXCW 2008-2011
Softail Slim FLS 2016-2017
Softail Slim FLS 2012-2015
Softail Slim FLSL 2018
Softail Slim S FLSS 2016-2017
Softail Sport Glide FLSB 2018
Softail Springer Classic FLSTSC/I 2005-2007
Softail Springer FXSTS/I 1993-1999
Softail Springer FXSTS/I 2000-2006
Softail Standard FXST/I 1993-1999
Softail Standard FXST/I 2000-2012
Softail Street Bob FXBB 2018
Street Glide CVO/SE FLHXSE 2010
Street Glide CVO/SE FLHXSE2 2011
Street Glide CVO/SE FLHXSE3 2012
Street Glide FLHX/I 2008-2016
Street Glide FLHX/I 2017-2018
Street Glide FLHX/I 2006-2007
Street Glide Special FLHXS 2014-2016
Street Glide Special FLHXS 2017-2018
Street Glide Trike FLHXXX 2010-2011
Super Glide FXR 1994
Tour Glide Ultra Classic FLTCU/I 1993-1995
Tri Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCUTG 2009-2016
Ultra Classic Electra Glide CVO/SE FLHTCUSE3 2008
Ultra Classic Electra Glide CVO/SE FLHTCUSE4 2009
Ultra Classic Electra Glide CVO/SE FLHTCUSE5 2010
Ultra Classic Electra Glide CVO/SE FLHTCUSE6 2011
Ultra Classic Electra Glide CVO/SE FLHTCUSE7 2012
Ultra Classic Electra Glide CVO/SE FLHTCUSE8 2013

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4.8 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.9 / 5
Features
5.0 / 5
Style
4.8 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.4 / 5
Fit & Finish
5.0 / 5
Durability
4.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2011 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL1200C
Cheap bolt on horse power
I installed a stage one big sucker on my 2006 sportster 1200 custom along with Vance&Hines straight shot slip on mufflers and now have a noticeable difference in power. Easy to install. Very pleased with the power gain results. Thanks to Revzilla for the fast shipping and great price that I get every time I order from you guys.
June 4, 2015
Ride:
2002 Harley Davidson V-Rod VRSCA
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Get the stainless jacketed filter- Great looks
this aircleaner was easier to install than the previous hypercharger and got rid of those rubber hoses for the crankcase. This bolted right to the engine. One caution is when you tighten down on the filter it can start to cant as if ready to collapse.
March 10, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
This thing SUCKS! Classic look, Great Price!
The Big Sucker is a great bang for the buck, and looks classic on my 2012 Sportster XL1200V - Seventy Two. You can actually hear this breather sucking heavy amounts of air! On a side note I'd recommend some sort of fuel management if you are running aftermarket pipes like I was. This breather will for sure through off your air to fuel ratio and you'll get a lot of popping and backfire. I ended up ordering the Vance & Hines FuelPak, once installed and Map downloaded bike runs and sounds killer!
September 29, 2014
Excellent Look and Works Great
Great product. Materials are solid and the finish product looks fantastic. Takes in a great deal of air and does increase your bike hp. Also not too small to the point where it would look funny but not to big that it is your way. Would recommend.
May 24, 2015
Ride:
2003 Harley Davidson Sportster Hugger XLH883HUG
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great kit
Awesome kit! Great performance. LOOKS AWESOME ON THE BIKE!
February 23, 2016
Ride:
1999 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL883C
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Excellent Product
Installed on my Harley Forty Eight and looks and works perfect.
April 3, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Sportster 1988-2015
The intake was easy to install and looks great on the bike. The increased airflow definitely added some power to the bike. Initially had backfire after my new pipes went on as well, but once tuned everything is smooth as silk.
April 20, 2015
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Arlen ness big sucker
Great product with a great price. Shipping was excellent
December 22, 2014
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