Arlen Ness Big Sucker What's your opinion?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by crazytrain69, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. crazytrain69

    crazytrain69 Member

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    I found a Arlen Ness Big Sucker for stage 1 XL1200 for $50 never used. How good are these air cleaners. The only thing is there is no cover for it!
     
  2. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    good deal, it probably uses the stock cover.
     
  3. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    Have it on my Dyna, it is a solid air cleaner, with plenty of options for covers. Go get it. As Wildspirit said, it is a good deal too.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I have had TWO BIG-SUCKS on my 2006 HD roadster 1200** THE problem I've had was (2-fold)...

    (one) BROKEN back-plate....? breaking out where the 3 long bolts hold the air filter and plate to the carb. (may have been flaws in the alum-casting??)

    (two) OR caused by: threaded ends on the 3 LONG BOLTS.... weak & breaking-off at carb..

    The 3 long bolts are made using DEEP allen headed set screws (weak at the spot they go into the long bolts & breaking-off there...) the bottom 2 broke off at the carb. held by the top bolt only... damage to carb and ? backplate resulted....

    BUYING AGAIN new back-plate and new air cleaner$$$$ I modified the (3) new long bolts; by removing the threaded ends... I then installed SOLID STUD bolts at the carb........

    (Looking at the 3 long premade bolts will show no sign of weakness untill you back-out the DEEP allen-head set-screws they use to make the "3 extention bolts").....

    to prevent problems again.... I backed-out all three allen-headed screws...then using 3 solid 1/4" nc STUDS into carb.... this made the 3 long BOLTS into 3 long NUTS.... much stronger..

    I have had no problems since.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Have one on my FLHX, happy with it so far.As Wildspirit mentioned..Mine used the stock cover.
     
  6. adamk

    adamk Member

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    I'm about to post about what I believe is a big sucker that came on the XLH I just bought.

    The bike runs great, the problem is that I keep bashing my shins on the intake.

    You might want to measure things and see where your legs will be before installing it.

    2 cents.
     
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