The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Intake and Exhaust > Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust Problems, advice and/or how tos for Sporster and Buell motorcycle carburators, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Air Intake, Fuel and Exhaust.

Active Threads
0 New oil tank
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 32 Minutes Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 4,027
0 ....1
Last Post: toe
Posted On: 42 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5,836
Views: 337,431
0 It's Glamazon's Birthday!
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 58 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 469
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: ronccc
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 23,128
Views: 2,358,029
5 1200 or 883
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,167
Views: 360,977
0 Heads Up Display in your Helmet
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 485
0 front brake conversion single piston to 4 piston
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 110
0 Fall 2020 GBB - kind of....
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 55
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 18,380
Views: 1,091,337
0 SE.536 cams, who has a set sitting around
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 195
0 Cruising RPMs
Last Post: glbsportster
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 5,786
0 One More Ohio Meet & Eat?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,196
0 XLCH chainguard
Last Post: ricusa
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 134
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 48,626
Views: 7,864,841
0 Latest trip to dealer + comments...
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 220
0 Rare As Hens Teeth? (Stock Parts Secondhand)
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 423
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,119
Views: 421,911
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (EFIs)
Last Post: toomuchstuff
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 76,487
0 What brand synthetic oil do you use
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 508
Views: 132,783
0 Big bore Stroker problem
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 853
0 Late XLCH front end - any good?
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,186
0 Oil leaking
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 670
0 Repainted my bike
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,940
0 Done for now (no really)
Last Post: tizard
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 267
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 479
Views: 54,943
0 Upside Down Monoshock IH - A Longterm Project
Last Post: chilly
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 41,661
0 newbie
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 103
0 Gear Spacing Question
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 862
0 Strengthening 73 rear shock structure
Last Post: mikethebike61
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 417
0 FAF Sporties
Last Post: drgonzo21
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 219
More...
Members Birthdays
View Poll Results: The 04/05 Screamin' eagle A/C is a peice of crap
I agree 226 30.42%
I disagree 135 18.17%
I dunno yet, but I'm gunna waste my money and try it 116 15.61%
I dunno, but I ain't gunna waste my money findin' out 252 33.92%
I'm a Doofus! I rejected the advice, bought one..and now its a piece of crap. DOH!! 14 1.88%
Voters: 743. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29th April 2005
thunderpaw's Avatar
thunderpaw thunderpaw is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Crawfordville, FL
Posts: 2,478
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 3025
thunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the roughthunderpaw is a jewel in the rough
Default Another afflicted SE A/C setup

I read with interest about the problems many of you had with your SE air cleaner developing holes in the filter medium, as well as Gronk's experience with a warped backing plate.
When removing my SE setup to put on the Big Sucker and round cover, I noticed that I, too, had both the pinholes and the warped backing plate. I am steamed!
When I get back, I will contact Harley and, fully expecting to be 'blown off' by them, request that they provide me with dealer credit for the cost of the SE kit. I don't want a replacement of that POS!

Kim
__________________
I didn't buy a Sportster because I wanted a Harley....I bought a Harley because I wanted a Sportster.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29th April 2005
scooter's Avatar
scooter scooter is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 157
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
scooter has disabled reputation
Default

Yeah....I notice my S/E A/C backing plate was a little warped when I took it off to install the Ness A/C. I looked at the filter and it didn't have any holes in it.
Keep us posted on what you find out.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29th April 2005
invaliduser invaliduser is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Western PA
Posts: 71
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
invaliduser has disabled reputation
Default

Where did you guys purchase the Big Sucker? Was it the model for the sportster and is it round? Every place I have found it, it says the oem cover will fit, I assume it is the round oem that will fit.??
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30th April 2005
Bill2's Avatar
Bill2 Bill2 is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas gulfcoast
Posts: 2,411
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL standard 883/1200 conv
Bill2 has disabled reputation
Default

You can add one more to the growing list. Mine is maybe 2 months old, took it off today and full of holes. I sure don't want a replacement POS. Anybody using a dragtron 2 air filter? Thinking about ordering one. There round and the filter is encased in a heavy stainless steel mash. They look good!
__________________
'05 Standard 883/1200 touring conversion with: '07 XB heads with 8.8:1 c/r, dragtron II a/c, Caliber 2into1 five step header, rejetted to: 46pilotjet @ two turns,needle clip on 4th groove,185 main jet,twin tech high performance ignition, 30 tooth trans pulley, jagg oil cooler, forward controls, pullback type handle bars,memphis fats windshield, Corbin classic solo seat with back rest, 10" pillion pad, black progressive 412 shocks 12.5" H-D springs, progressive fork springs, vista cruise control, and relocated ignition & coil to a stainless steel home brewed mount between the cylinders. (Temp. runs around 165-180 degrees in town and 180- 210 degrees on the freeway running 70-90mph and it uses no oil in between 3000 mile changes.) GPS calibrated speedometer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30th April 2005
xena's Avatar
xena xena is offline
Assistant Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New England, baby
Posts: 10,314
Sportster/Buell Model: 1212 conversion/497 cams
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 1204364
xena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond reputexena has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Add me to the list. Mine was hole city after just 2k miles. I don't want a replacement either, but would be interested in hearing what they tell you Kim.


I forgot to add that there was also about two tablespoons worth of oil sitting in the bottom of my SE AC when I removed it to install the round btwin ac.
__________________

XLF Rules/Guidelines

XLF Guidelines II
*¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•*´¯`*•--->Xena
1212 Conversion 10:1 CR
SE 497 Cams, E1 clutch, Python 3 Slip ons
TC88A running Xena's (brand new) White Tiger Map

My 1212 Conversion Thread




Last edited by xena; 2nd May 2005 at 05:32..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 30th April 2005
gronk62's Avatar
gronk62 gronk62 is offline
mostly harmless.. (sssm)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A cabin at the beach
Posts: 4,390
Sportster/Buell Model: 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
gronk62 has disabled reputation
Default

I wonder how we would best go about bringing this to HD's attention.

Its obvious these are not just isolated incidents..the 04/05 sreamin eagle air cleaner is a total peice of crap!

I don't want a replacement for mine either..but it would be nice to get the $280 back that I payed for this rubbish.
Yep thats how much we pay for 'em down under

The thing I really want the most is to help prevent any more of our Sportster riding brothers and sisters wasting their money on this junk in the first place.

If sales drop dramatically maybe HD will pull their heads outa their arse and take notice, and hopefully dramatically improve the quality.

The pre 04 SE A/C's were a great product. Bring 'em back I say!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 30th April 2005
gronk62's Avatar
gronk62 gronk62 is offline
mostly harmless.. (sssm)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A cabin at the beach
Posts: 4,390
Sportster/Buell Model: 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
gronk62 has disabled reputation
Default

I'm gunna make this thread "sticky" for a while in the hope newbies will read it before they make their stage 1 purchase's.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 30th April 2005
maddog's Avatar
maddog maddog is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: MAIDEN, NC
Posts: 1,581
Sportster/Buell Model: Hugger 883/1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Reputation: 1957
maddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill2
You can add one more to the growing list. Mine is maybe 2 months old, took it off today and full of holes. I sure don't want a replacement POS. Anybody using a dragtron 2 air filter? Thinking about ordering one. There round and the filter is encased in a heavy stainless steel mash. They look good!
I used it for a while then sold it to my buddy when I got a Doherty Machine A/C. I liked it and my buddy loves it.
A word of warning though. Don't use the wire mesh/foam element that comes with it. It doesn't breathe very well. Replace it with a K&N lifetime element. The Drag Specialties Catalogue has them listed together.
__________________

Night Train + Street Fighter= NIGHT FIGHTER

MY GALLERY

"It's just a Sportster, but I'm saving up for a Big Twin."
That's like saying...
"It's just a Corvette, but I'm saving up for a Station Wagon."

STEPHANIE FELD
HOT XL MAGAZINE
SUMMER '97

He was asked, "Why do you ride?" He considered the question carefully for a few moments. "The Lean", he replied.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 30th April 2005
maddog's Avatar
maddog maddog is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: MAIDEN, NC
Posts: 1,581
Sportster/Buell Model: Hugger 883/1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Reputation: 1957
maddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura aboutmaddog has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gronk62
I'm gunna make this thread "sticky" for a while in the hope newbies will read it before they make their stage 1 purchase's.
Gronk..I keep hearing about these 'stickies' but I can't find'em. Where do they get put?
Thanks..Jim
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 30th April 2005
gronk62's Avatar
gronk62 gronk62 is offline
mostly harmless.. (sssm)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A cabin at the beach
Posts: 4,390
Sportster/Buell Model: 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
gronk62 has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddog
Gronk..I keep hearing about these 'stickies' but I can't find'em. Where do they get put?
Thanks..Jim
They are threads that stay at the top of each forum area so they are easy to find without having to do a search.

Here is an example.



Last edited by gronk62; 30th April 2005 at 13:55..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sound difference between SE slip-fit torque mufflers and SE Pro II slip-fit mufflers gardkarlsen Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust 8 4th July 2008 19:31
Experts: 'SE' or N4 cams for a stock 04 XL1200? Turbota Sportster Motorcycle Motor - Top End 12 14th August 2006 12:08
new number and higher price for se high flow donna Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust 9 6th April 2005 04:38
putting SE AC on CA Bike Scarecrow2311 Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust 3 22nd February 2005 04:14
FXSTB 'Night Train' SE Aircleaner Install (pics) Turbota Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust 15 26th November 2004 02:06



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC