best air filter

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by sporty08, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. sporty08

    sporty08 New Member

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    what's the best replacement air filter? horsepower gain.
     
  2. ultra...good

    ultra...good Banned

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    The best filter for horsepower is ths least restictive one that you can find.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Very good answer and I would add K N or equivalent washable and re useable better filter media better made IMO
     
  4. ultra...good

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    That was just such an open ended question and there are so many variables that encompass it. Do you have a large budget? Are you mechanically inclined or do you want something easy to install? I am in the process of tuning an old ironhead right now. I am using an old Keihin Screamin Eagle carb, and I just ordered a k&n for it. I will have to do a little machining to get it to fit, but no big deal for me. I also have to do a little machining because under the a/c cover, I am also trying to fit a velocity stack in there. Add that to the screwing around with the timing, and gradually cutting an inch or so off of my exhaust collector, and I spend more time working on the bike then I do test riding it. But, that is what I like to do, so bring it on!!! On a side note, all the little tweaking here and there brought up a new problem for me. I thought that my clutch was slipping til the other day when I got on it and I must have been sitting further back because it turns out that my clutch was not slipping, my tire was. I must have been sitting further back, or maybe it was warmer and the tire grabbed better, up came that front end. Everybody has problems though, right?
     

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  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Everybody has problems though, right? Yep that is why we are here to share and learn:s
     
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    In all honesty, the back tire spinning, and the front end coming up were the two problems that I was looking for. Now that I have them, I am going to gear it up a bit, and try to "have" that same problem find me again.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    HMMM sounds like you do not have any power problems here:s
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    On my 1200 06 sport R.
    I installed a Arleness Big Sucker.. Had the alum. back plate crack out around one of the bottom (bolt to carb) areas... I Just Bought another Full Unit from arleness and kept the Old back plate for a wall hanger... That gives me a spare filter..

    I have the Large Round Ness 8" chrome cover over the air filter.. Looks great and it Does Suck Air....

    I always llike to Joke when asked about the arleness unit....

    I always reply "The Biggest Suck I ever Heard from my arleness is when my Wallet was Opened".. :lolrolling

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at HD's SE heavy breather - I say it ranks at the top...would have it on my sporty...If I still owned one. :(
     
  10. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Use the search function at the top of the page. Should bring back enough info for you to read for days.

    Bodeen