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    Default Shopping For Air Cleaner

    Hey everyone. I am looking at replacing an S&S Tear drop air cleaner with something smaller. The bike is a 2000 Sportster. Please forgive me for not putting this in the Sportster section, there is so little traffic there these days. I plan on trimming my cam cover this winter, and I think the big tear drop will look even more out of place. It seems like I'll be able to sell that one for a good part of what a new one will cost. I'm not looking for hi performance, I mostly just want something cleaner looking, without losing much power. There are quite a few options under $100, surprisingly made in America. So far, I'm looking at these:

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    Lowbrow louvered air cleaner - $49.99 Made in the USA, looks pretty good. Comes with a paper filter. Lowbrow has a Cycle standard "premium" filter for $14.99, and I'm pretty sure I can get a K&N up here for the equivalent of $50 American.

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    GasBox 007 - $99.99 - Stainless steel - Made in the USA - I've seen one in person, and they are a beautiful, top notch unit. Comes with what I believe is a cycle standard "premium" filter. Would probably want to fit a K&N. My only worry is the exposed filter. The bugs here are awful, and it seems like it would plug all the time. Probably need a rain sock?

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    Mooneyes air cleaner - $70 - Made in the USA - Nice looking little piece, but your paying an awful lot for that Mooneyes name. Same concerns as the Gasbox. Rain, bugs etc.

    So far, I'm leaning towards the Gasbox 007. Mostly just because I've seen how goddamn good they look in person. But I live in the country and end up riding a lot of insect ridden highway. The Lowbrow with a K&N filter would cost about the same, but it doesn't look like it would provide too much air flow, being so small and closed in. I'd really appreciate anybody's experience with any of these, or any other similar setups. I'm open to just about anything.

    Thanks fellas.

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    I found this and may go this route for about half that price


    https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sport...s-of-pics.html

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    Damn! That's a good looking setup. I looked at Autozone online, and it doesn't look like they have smaller units in Canada here. I'm headed up to the city today, going to see who's got what. Really appreciate it, man.

    Not sure I'll be able to source parts up here, so still interested in feedback on store bought cleaners as well.

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    I like s&s’ stealth air cleaner. The number one reason is the bolts can’t back out and get sucked into your motor!

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    Thanks, Jason. I looked them up. Good looking unit, but the price is pretty steep up here. Thinking I'll bite the bullet and go with the GasBox 007. Might wait until winter so I can pull mine and sell it beforehand. The Lowbrow one looks really good too, but I just can't imagine it providing much air flow.

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    AF, I have one of those louvered air covers with an adapter for most carbs. Send me you address and it's yours for shipping. I think I bought it years ago from some car part site for 19 bucks. If you add motorcycle to the description than those monkeys want to pretend they are special.

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    Filters stop insects. If it accumulates enough to matter, remove the insects! Severe rain can be a problem with open filters. Most rain is not.

    The old style car filter housings work nicely. Any nuts used should be all-metal self-locking.

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    https://www.mooneyesusa.com/product-p/hd001yes.htm this is the adapter you can have along with their louvered cleaner. shit, the air cleaner is only 14 bucks.

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    Wow, nuklhd, I really appreciate it. I'll PM you the shipping info. Too cool of you, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Filters stop insects. If it accumulates enough to matter, remove the insects! Severe rain can be a problem with open filters. Most rain is not.

    The old style car filter housings work nicely. Any nuts used should be all-metal self-locking.
    Thanks, Farmall. I guess it's easy enough to clean it out often. And I don't tour on this one anymore, so I've had good luck dodging the real heavy rains. All metal, self locking. Noted.

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    This one is pretty cool by Two brothers racing.


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    I really like the look of the Two Brothers. I think it would sit pretty well on my bike. But $250 is an awful lot.

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    p/m sent/replied

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuklhd View Post
    p/m sent/replied
    Thanks man, I wrote back.

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    That Lowbrow air cleaner looks cool and is cheap but in my opinion its too small to flow enough air. That thing is for a lawnmower. Id like a little more filter area.

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    AF, I made it to the post office and the cocksuckers wouldn't take the package without your first and last name on the customs form. p/m me your name.

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    Man, AlbertaFarmer, I can't send anything till you respond. I know it wasn't much of an offer on the air cleaner but let me know were you are at on this.

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    Nuklhd, I'm very sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Took off on a last minute ride the morning after we talked and just got back today. Never have internet on the road. Sent you a Pm. I feel terrible.

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    Eric, don't feel terrible, we are good. Hope you had a good ride.

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