Okay, so you have invested in a new Harley-Davidson Touring model equipped with the famed Milwaukee-Eight powertrain. Congratulations! But just for the record, your journey to ultimate performance and overall customization starts with bringing the bike home. The next steps naturally include decking it out with the latest in aftermarket performance goods to optimize power output as well as the level of fun when said motorcycle is blasting down the highway.
The entry-level accessory that adds performance as well as a dash of style is an air cleaner system. The cost is relatively low considering what you get back in return. Increased airflow is just the beginning, as better throttle response is also high on the list of benefits, as is the visual punch an air cleaner cover adds to best complement the style of your bike. Even if that cover just happens to be the factory-issued model, the real magic is made underneath with a shot of power that is a result of better performing air filters and various methods of funneling air into and out of them.
Specially designed for Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee-Eight powertrain, Screamin’ Eagle’s Heavy Breather air cleaner kit brings its iconic styling and forward-facing filter position to the H-D M-8 table.
The short, low-profile intake tube allows for air to flow directly into the throttle body for maximum performance. The Heavy Breather kit comes complete with the cotton filter element, intake tube, custom back plate, water-repellent rain sock, and all mounting hardware necessary to bolt it all on.
Designed to accept the factory M-8 air cleaner cover, Vance & Hines has built the VO2 Naked kit to produce top-of-the-line performance throughout the power curve, and is the perfect transplant to complete the link with V&H’s Fuelpak FP3 and Competition Series slip-ons.
The VO2 kit simply bolts on over the factory throttle body, and includes a washable, high-flow filter element, a large inlet backing plate, and billet venturi to force more air into the motor.
This all-in-one kit features a black aluminum backing plate that boasts a built-in throttle body support and breather tunnels that exit at the mouth of the throttle body, which makes a virtually closed-loop system.
The kit also includes a Team Ness high-flow air filter and all hardware needed for installation. The filter included in this Stage 1 package has a tapered round shape and a black plated billet air filter cover for a smoothed-out appearance.
The Jet air cleaner from Performance Machine has a versatile design that allows for the unit to be mounted either vertically or horizontally depending on what look best captures the rider’s eye. The compact design improves knee clearance whichever position is ultimately decided on.
To further the level of eye appeal, the Jet air cleaner kit has been CNC machined from billet aluminum and features PM’s very own Contrast Cut finish. The cleaner system has an internal crankcase venting system and comes complete with a high-flow reusable air filter.
Not only has Cobra designed the PowerFlo air cleaner kit with a stylish aluminum cover and stainless steel mesh inserts, it has also included a dependable high-flow K&N air filter to help deliver maximum airflow.
A unique internal venturi design also promotes substantially increased airflow over the factory unit, as well as some other aftermarket competitor kits. The package comes complete with all fasteners, seals, backing plate, and mounting hardware to get your M-8 breathing better in no time flat.