Looking for Opinions on Air Filter/Intake

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lhgdale, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Hello, on my 2010 WG I had a zippers maxflow air filter installed. I planned on swapping the filter over to my 2012 Street Glide but the backing plate is different. I ordered a performance package from fuelmoto which included a 2-1-2 headpipe, Jackpot pro touring mufflers, Power vision, and a fuelmoto/K&N style intake. Fuelmoto recently changed their backing plate and it will not accept the Zippers filter. My question is, I have read a flow rate comparison on all the filters and the zippers does flow more air but is there a need for my to spend 150.00 on a zippers setup? Thanks very much!
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Maybe not, is there any part number on the filter, you may be able to cross it over or if you measure your back plate you may find a suitable replacement dimension wise from another vendor JMO
     
  3. lhgdale

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  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Your not running your bike at the drag strip so any open air box should make you happy I'm sure, only thing I would recommend is keeping with a quality element like the K&N. Some air intakes do work better then others, a couple of my customers have switched from the S/E heavey breather to the S&S dual as pictured below and found their bikes perform better at lower rpm's around town, but you're talking $500.00, is it worth it? That depends who you talk to and how much money they have to spend, for most riders a $100.00 - $150.00 air box works fine.
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  5. lhgdale

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    I guess the question I am asking is would my 103 with air, computer and exhaust upgrades require more air than the filter would flow?
     
  6. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    I have a 103" with a HD air flow kit, SERT & SE255 cams with exhaust upgrades and I just run a K&N round air filter and the bike runs great, I went with the classic round HD air cleaner cover which shows off the engine more and give the bike a more classic look IMO. I also like the fact that the air filter has protection from rain and debris and I do not need a rain sock like you would with a big sucker.
     

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  7. lhgdale

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    Ok, I'm sure I am fine. I would just hate to choke my motor out and loose HP over something as simple as a air filter.
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Zippers setup uses K&N air filter element...very similar to H-D Screaming Eagle setup...and as Chop says, K&N Air Filter products are a high quality and durable, even better than the H-D OEM air cleaner elements which get "soft" with use and distort in shape, some even have experienced the element collapsing and clog the air intake..:56:.
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    IF in DOUBT,,, Try it With your filter then Without the air filter on ...

    Just for a Short Run..

    That should tell you IF you need a better flowing filter.

    signed....BUBBIE

    added : I use an SE-air on my stage two 09 FLHR (SE255 cams) Does fine.