Air intake question

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Lee Stahli, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Lee Stahli

    Lee Stahli Member

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    Can anyone answer this for me?

    I am planning to upgrade to the V&H shortshots with the fuel pak. I know I need more air for the particular combo and I'm planning on a K&N filter to take care of that. My question is if I use a K&N filter that fits under the stock air cleaner cover will the stock cover allow enough air flow to accomodate the filter?

    I'm not crazy about changing out the stock air cleaner cover because I haven't found anything I like out there. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm looking for an all black cover (gloss or matte) with a simple sleek design. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    It will flow better yes but not up to the K&N velocity stack or other intakes
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can go to the taller K&N used in the stage 1 and still retain your stock cover. The replacement K&N that fits inside the stock setup really doesn't do much for you.
     
  4. Lee Stahli

    Lee Stahli Member

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the advice.
     
  5. scottaudio

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    I've got the SE air filter on mine, which does replace the back plate but uses the stock chrome cover. It seems to work great with no serious restrictions. My engine did require re-jetting with the SEII pipes installed.

    Steve
     
  6. Lee Stahli

    Lee Stahli Member

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    Steve,

    Do you have a part number handy for that SE air filter?

    Thanks,

    Lee
     
  7. scottaudio

    scottaudio Member

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    From the HD giant wish book: The Sportster SE Stage one air cleaner kit (includes back plate and other parts) is 29782-07 for $139.95.