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 - Standard Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 - Standard Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 - Standard Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 - Standard Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 - Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 - Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter
  • Arlen Ness Smooth Stage 1 Big Sucker Air Cleaner Kit For Harley Twin Cam 1999-2017 - Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter

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

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. 

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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4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 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 Springer 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 within 1-2 business days
Standard Air Filter / Textured Black Steel Cover 878202 18-326 In Stock: Ships within 1-2 business days
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Steel Cover 878365 50-331 In Stock: Ships within 1-2 business days
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Textured Black Steel Cover 878203 50-336 In Stock: Ships within 1-2 business days
Standard Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover 878052 18-808 In Stock: Ships within 1-2 business days
Synthetic Stainless Jacketed Air Filter / Smooth Chrome Billet Cover 1071658 50-851 Out of Stock

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4.8 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Fit & Finish
4.7 / 5
Durability
4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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
11 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
Must Have!
The street bob runs way better with this air cleaner! Easy install, took literally 10 mins. Must have!
September 28, 2016
Purchased
12 months 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
5 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
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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