K&N Air filter

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ickysticky74, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    I have a 2006 FLHT with Screaming Eagle Slip ons and a opened up air cleaner box. Can I add the K&N HD-1499 air filter?

    KN HD-1499 $81.75 - Replacement Filters, Replacement Air Filter


    I have a HD model Air cleaner in it now. It seems dirty although the bike only has 4,300 miles on it. I feel the bike has sat around more than it has been rode. Bought it used this January.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I have an 05 RG and I changed the SE AC out for a K&N no problem.
     
  3. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    @HDDon did you notice any difference between the two?
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The SE (blue) AC was pretty new and I'm sure it's a free flow type, so I may have a little more torque but not really noticable. I changed it out because I have a K&N on my softail and already had the oil and cleaner.
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Side by side the new SE element and a new K&N oiled element will be very close to identical...but after a few washings and reoiling, the SE element will go "soft" (I have even seen some lose shape and collapse other strong intake vacuum...the K&N does not suffer from going "soft", you will see the quality and more robus design the first time you pull it out of the box. Stick with K&N, you will not be sorry. :s
     
  6. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    Does anyone know where to get an air sock for this K&N air filter [​IMG]
     
  7. Bgdv1

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    check the harley catalog, the one from the screamin eagle should fit.
     
  8. glider

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  9. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    @Glider Thanks......

    I bought the K&N filter and left the bell cover off. I can actually hear it pulling in air now. Would my bike need to be remapped at HD now? It already has a stage 1 mapping at least that is what I was told.
     
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  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    It is sucking a bit more air now it would not hurt for peace of mind if you plan on running it this way:s