Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 Standard Air Filter / Smooth C... [Previously Installed]
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Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 Standard Air Filter / Smooth C... [Previously Installed] Videos

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Note: This item has been previously installed. Signs of installation may be present including opened packaging and minor scratches. The item may be missing tags, manuals or installation instructions, however it is fully functional.

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 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: 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.

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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
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
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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
1 year ago
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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Easy to install. Looks great!
The air cleaner was very easy to install. The wrinkle black finish looks great. My bike seems to run smoother now and has just about lost all of the decel popping that I would get after I upgraded other parts on my bike. The only negatives were that it appears that some of the hardware included with the kit was missing or not correctly sized. The bolt for that holds the cover to the filter itself was not long enough to engage the threads on the backing plate. Instead for my install I ended up using bolt that was part of the OEM air cleaner hardware. Other than that I'm very happy with the look and performance I have gotten since this upgrade.
July 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Hands down, best bang for your buck!.
Easy to install. Looks great! Performs well. All around great product! Weather you're fully built, or straight stock, this intake won't let you down. Pound for pound, the best on the market. I highly recommend the Big Sucker!
September 11, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Hell yeah!
I have a 88CI Softail with gutted stock pipes (no cat, no baffle) and I was having a serious issue getting throttle response beyond 3k RPM when accelerating. Consequently, before I installed the AN Big Sucker I was having to shift into 5th (final) gear at around 55/60mph. 4th gear would literally stop giving me any power at that speed forcing me to shift.

Then I installed the AN Big Sucker... HUGE and NOTICEABLE improvement! Now, I can feel my engine driving me forward through higher RPMS, translating to later shift points meaning faster acceleration. Now, I can pin the throttle and get good pull all the way to about 70mph in 4th gear before shifting. 5th gear used to get weak around 90mph and now it has shifted to about 100mph.

Very pleased. Really gave me the "umph" I was looking for without having to dig into the engine or use a fuel management system. The engine sounds a little more aggressive now with the Big Sucker - which is a very, very good thing. ;-) 5 stars.

Only drawback... the filter element tends to warp when torqued to 5 ft.lbs. as the instructions say. It's like the top part wants to wrap around the backing plate. A minor, yet unavoidable, problem. Still a great product, just a small complaint with the fit & finish.
April 18, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great cleaner
This cleaner sucks a lot of air and installs in minutes.
October 1, 2016
Purchased
1 year 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
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Great Product !
Couldn't be happier with this! Easy install. Quality all around. Love that I can see a lot more of my motor now than I could with the stock air cleaner. At this price point it seems like a bargain compared to other air cleaners on the market and I'm sure this one is as good or better.
March 1, 2017
Purchased
7 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
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Style and reviews
Kevin P on Oct 15, 2017
Price and appearance
John F on Jul 16, 2017
Style and reviews
Kevin P on Oct 15, 2017
Best air cleaner you can get!
Brian C on Aug 23, 2017
Price and appearance
John F on Jul 16, 2017
Price point, was looking for a basic upgrade, nothing fancy.
andrew s on Jul 13, 2017
Good Products, fair price and informative site.
Darren I on Jun 19, 2017
Good quality, good price
Erich k on May 30, 2017
because I love the look and the performance I gained from this product was great. awesome product
arturo m on Apr 25, 2017
simple looking
diorgenes f on Apr 21, 2017
great deal!!!
Rene B on Apr 20, 2017
Great Air Cleaner!
Corey C on Apr 19, 2017
This stage one looks and performs awesome. Fits perfect and doesnt get in the way like other air cleaners.
Charles on Apr 17, 2017
performance and ease of install
Chuck S on Mar 28, 2017
your you tube channel sold me
Randy C on Mar 18, 2017
Needed stage 1 air filter very pleased.
Ricky P on Mar 1, 2017
Has great reviews and I like the simple design. The price seems great cant wait to see the product in my hands to really get a idea of the quality.
Jeremy L on Feb 21, 2017
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
Best air cleaner you can get!
Brian C on Aug 23, 2017
Price point, was looking for a basic upgrade, nothing fancy.
andrew s on Jul 13, 2017
Is the standard air filter an actual K&N or does it just look like one?
Paul C on Feb 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's a K&N
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
BEST ANSWER: No - this is a factory replacement.
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
BEST ANSWER: It is resistant, not water proof. If you expose it to enough water, it will go through. I get caught in the rain regularly and I can tell you, a couple dollars to protect your motor is worth it.
Is the Standard filter an actual K&N Filter or is it just the same color?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can choose between the pink one which is an actual K&N filter or the Stainless Jacketed Filter which is just a mesh of metal - no element.
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.
Does my Harley need to be tuned if just adding the air cleaner?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe so.