(1.)The kit came complete with backing plate, filter, filter cover, and all needed mounting hardware.(1.)The kit came complete with backing plate, filter, filter cover, and all needed mountin An air cleaner upgrade is a great way to spiff up the looks of a bagger as well as add a tad of performance. Though there are many air cleaner options out there, few have as much forethought as the StageOne kit from Exotx. This, made in the USA, kit is designed to solve many shortcomings that other manufacturers may have. One of the issues that has plagued other air intake kits has been the annoying amount of vented oil that seems to collect at the bottom of the filter making it dirty and clogged. The Exotx plate is designed to reduce or eliminate that oil. It does this by way of an oil capture groove. This groove is a small chamber where excess oil can collect rather than run down the inside face of the backing plate. The groove follows the vent passage directly into the intake manifold where it is eliminated. (2.)The Oil Capture Grooves (arrows) in the backing plate keep the vented oil off of the filter element to avoid clogging.(2.)The Oil Capture Grooves (arrows) in the backing plate keep the vented oil off of the f Also making the Exotx kit different than other systems is the Superfilter. Made from a proprietary stainless steel mesh media, it doesn't clog when wet like paper filters. It is also fully washable and reusable. Exotx claims that it also aids in mpg and increases horsepower. To top off this combo Exotx also has interchangeable filter covers in a myriad of styles and colors. We went with one of Exotx's Dub covers in silver for our 2008 H-D Electra Glide. There are also kits available for non-Delphi fuel injection bikes as well as S&S and H-D Carburetors from 1995-present. (3.)ith the stock filter removed, we cleaned the EFI unit and checked for any issues. (4.)The backing plate with internal breathers was bolted to the cylinders. (5.)The filter mounts were then bolted to the backing plate. (6.)Once the backing plate parts were all installed it was tightened to factory specs. (7.)The stainless steel filter element was installed onto the backing plate. (8.)Attached with a single Allen bolt, the Dub filter cover was the finishing touch to the Exotx kit.(8.)Attached with a single Allen bolt, the Dub filter cover was the finishing touch to the Parts List StageOne Kit with Dub Cover $299.99 SOURCES Freedom Cycles 1520 W. Katella Ave. Orange CA 714-628-0049 www.freedomcyclesoc.com Exotx 5804 Old Valdosta Nashville GA 31639 229-686-1748 www.exotx.com By Jeff G. Holt Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!