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Old 11-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I never thought of this, does it really make any kind a difference?
I'd to know that too
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea, good question, was looking at it and the filter is covered by the stock cover on the sides. The only direction for air to enter is from the engine side. Maybe it doesn't matter unless I'm racing at the track? And I need direct air sucking in... IDK


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Old 11-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here's a pic of Robert Fox's ride on a Nov 2012 post, that's what I'm looking at , sweet. ImageUploadedByMO Free1353540701.566283.jpg


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Old 11-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Imo the arlen nes big sucker is a better deal then the se stage one. Identical looking but the nes is chrome already and i think a better filter. And if need be you can get an after market cover to use.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yea that Ness is a good buy. I went with the V and H for the price I got on e-Bay. I found some more pics of air cleaner covers. ImageUploadedByMO Free1353560569.918318.jpga kuryakan ImageUploadedByMO Free1353560607.484304.jpgand a VandH duke.


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Old 11-21-2012, 11:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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And with more looking at the web, a V &H Skull cap crown, nice looking for $39.00 for Black Friday , that's about all you need? ImageUploadedByMO Free1353562842.431336.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1353562865.165801.jpg


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Old 11-22-2012, 11:54 AM   #17 (permalink)
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And more V & H covers ImageUploadedByMO Free1353606857.120800.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1353606868.022822.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1353606880.819772.jpg


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Old 11-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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And more V & H covers Attachment 34511Attachment 34512Attachment 34513


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Upchuck,
Did you notice any more intake noise over the stock air filter?
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I just spoke to Milwaukee HD and asked them whether it makes a difference where the air would be sucked in from and would this make a difference, i.e., front, rear, close to the engine ect. Their answer was fundamentally no. Now looking at all the different bikes there are, there would be some small temperature differences potentially (which was a question I had) depending on some variables. Would that make a difference?

Differences would be a bagger with lowers vs. a bike without them. Most likely it would seem that there would be a temp difference but given the fact that when you're riding and air is passing over the engine the temp difference would be negligible. The same might be said for whether the air is coming from the back, side, front or 3 inches forward. The HD tech said, "Since you're not racing for money on a track trying to squeeze 2 10ths more of a second of time, the real question is what look you're going for?"

All engines run hot and you're going to be sucking in hotter air than what's flowing over your head. The only real difference is if you get a "heavy breather" capable of taking in much more air. He said air temperature has very little to do with the performance rather than the amount of air being consumed by the engine during typical riding conditions that we mostly experience.

His further recommendation was for that of the HD tuner and dyno time. Now I know that everyone will have an opinion about this and the information I got is coming from that very man who will be taking my check (so I can pick up my bike), but it made sense to me.
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I do like the look of the V&H Drak air cleaner
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