(1.)Here's a shot of the Stage One air cleaner with Screamin' Eagle's swanky trim ring for the OE air cleaner cover.
(2.)After all the OE air cleaner and attachment hardware was removed from the throttle body, we were ready for the Screamin' Eagle installation.
(3.)A new gasket was placed on the inside of the air cleaner mount/breather and O-rings were inserted where the mount meets the engine's breather ports.
(4.)The breather bolts were installed and torqued to factory specs while being secured with thread locker.
(5.)The new Screamin' Eagle air cleaner was installed and secured with three hex-head bolts held in place with thread locker.
(6.)The OE air cleaner cover got that Screamin' Eagle trim ring installed so the whole world would know what lurks inside. The final hex-head bolt was then tightened to factory specs. What a difference 10 minutes makes!
Air Cleaner And Trim Ring
In the quest for more torque and horsepower some of us get crazy and tear apart our engines the day we get them home. Others tend to gain their horsepower step-by-step. Whether it be dollars or sense, the best way to get started on this stage-by-stage journey is to get one's motor breathing easier. The stock Harley-Davidson air cleaner is pretty restrictive, so before we even brought our project '08 Road Glide home from our local dealer we ordered a Screamin' Eagle Stage-One Air Cleaner Kit. The kit features a one-piece aluminum cast back plate with internal breathers and a synthetic air cleaner element that unlike many aftermarket versions does not require oiling. This air cleaner claims to breath 60 percent better with the same amount of filtration as the OE unit. The upgrade is a 10-minute, five-bolt job that will have your bike breathing well and getting one step closer to horsepower nirvana.
Screamin' Eagle tage I Air Cleaner Kit
Screamin' Eagle Air Cleaner Trim Ring