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  • What air cleaner should I get for the sporty? And will I need to jet?

    so the bike came with a k&n stage 1 kit i belive, it has the filter, and that k&n velocity stack ring and all that. all fits under the stock cover.


    im thinking either the screaming eagle heavy breather in black, i love these, but i have the same filter only chrome on my dyna. or maybe the screaming eagle stage 1 kit that i can run exposed with any circle air cleaner cover out there.

    i dont know, you guys got any opinions or recomendations? i dont wanna spend more than $260 or so...

    how would i tell if the bike was already jetted? it came with this k&n filter and drag pipes with torque cones. i got rid of the drag pipes and got stock pipes with SE slip ons. runs good as is, but i want a different (smaller) air intake.

  • #2
    I would change the filter, put in some new plugs and take a nice long ride on a preferably 75 degree day.
    (Not a necessity for 75 degrees, but I use that for a bench mark for tuning jets).
    Do a plug check and jet from there.

    Drag-on Ed
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    • #3
      nothing wrong with that K&N Eric, unless you hate the look.....IMHO

      I've had mine for about a year now, and I love it......g

      Jet at 75 degrees as mentioned above, with a warm motor...

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      • #4
        actually the stock ham can and the forward controls are very uncomfortable, i need some thing slimmer or smaller. i decided on the arlen ness big sucker that uses any harley air cleaner insert as the cover.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eric The Welder View Post
          actually the stock ham can and the forward controls are very uncomfortable, i need some thing slimmer or smaller. i decided on the arlen ness big sucker that uses any harley air cleaner insert as the cover.

          A great choice Eric.....and just for giggles, how much would you take for that stock ham can ?

          I may need one for some mods I'm planning...backing plate included......g
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          • #6
            it turned out good, i dont think ill ned to jet as the filter i took off was the screamin eagle stage 1 kit, the big sucker should be about the same.

            as far as selling the stock ham can, all i have is the cover itself, i sold the se kit already.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Eric The Welder View Post
              it turned out good, i dont think ill ned to jet as the filter i took off was the screamin eagle stage 1 kit, the big sucker should be about the same.

              as far as selling the stock ham can, all i have is the cover itself, i sold the se kit already.
              Ah....no worries Brother.......I'm glad you got it done.....I'll bet it looks kick aazz !!
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              • #8
                I still don't see the need,,
                Other than for looks,,
                The box stock filter can be tossed In the dishwasher,,when the OL is away,,
                Those K&N's an all that oil work,,,too little engine is screwed,,,too much and Injectors is screwed,,plus the mess
                From what I've read,,the hp diff is minimal,, Mufflers do more,,
                But then again If I had a carb and could re-jet I'd prolly go for Big Air,,
                It's just so much money with EFI.
                A proper stage one for me,,,$1,000 No way Not this boy.

                I really like the EFI,,But I see the drawback now.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Osco* View Post
                  I still don't see the need,,
                  Other than for looks,,
                  The box stock filter can be tossed In the dishwasher,,when the OL is away,,
                  Those K&N's an all that oil work,,,too little engine is screwed,,,too much and Injectors is screwed,,plus the mess
                  From what I've read,,the hp diff is minimal,, Mufflers do more,,
                  But then again If I had a carb and could re-jet I'd prolly go for Big Air,,
                  It's just so much money with EFI.
                  A proper stage one for me,,,$1,000 No way Not this boy.

                  I really like the EFI,,But I see the drawback now.
                  just cause you heard it doesnt mean its true..efi bikes put out more power and work perfect all the time..i wouldnt go back to a carb'd bike ever..
                  id go big sucker 2 and a good set of pipes..
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                  • #10
                    I clean my K&N once a year, and it takes 30 minutes tops...A small price to pay for a damn good filter......It's twice what that stock crap was...IMHO
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gruss View Post
                      I clean my K&N once a year, and it takes 30 minutes tops...A small price to pay for a damn good filter......It's twice what that stock crap was...IMHO
                      I believe ya BUT,,,My stock filter got kinda dirty,,,bout half dirty with what looked like some clean area's at about 3,900 miles,,
                      Cleaned It,,,could feel the difference.
                      Had good luck with K&N In my truck,,no performance gain to speak of,,when It started getting dirty fuel mileage went to hell,,fast.
                      To clean and dry and re-oil per destructions,,,about 4 hours.
                      Damn thang failed right at 300,000 miles,,,Imagine that,,warranty was for that.
                      The cleaning kits once a year cost the same as one regular filter a year,,I would have used two per year.
                      I drive about 75,000 miles a year,,had to clean the K&N three times a year to keep the MPG's up.
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                      • #12
                        i went with the big sucker, my only reason for changing is pretty much for looks, and the giant ham can was uncomfortable.

                        made my self a custom cover too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Eric The Welder View Post
                          i went with the big sucker, my only reason for changing is pretty much for looks, and the giant ham can was uncomfortable.

                          made my self a custom cover too.

                          Thaats a nice lookin cover,In My opinion anyhowz.
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                          • #14
                            I'll admit that IMO The Ham can covers way too much engine,,
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gruss View Post
                              I clean my K&N once a year, and it takes 30 minutes tops...A small price to pay for a damn good filter......It's twice what that stock crap was...IMHO
                              30 minutes ??
                              Took mine hours to dry so I could Oil it.......
                              I don't unnerstand?????????
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