I am just about to take delivery of my 2017 FLTRXS. Yes, in India, the typical delivery of a new Harley, especially tourings, varies from a couple of weeks to six months.
Currently am on a 2015 Fatboy FLSTF with a 103 engine.
Wanted to seek guidance on the M8 motor on air cleaners. I will be fitting Rinehart 4.5" slip-ons. Someone told me the regular OEM air cleaner is good enough (in terms of being a high flow filter), but I am not sure.
Do I need a higher flow filter like a VO2 or K&N?
I would prefer to retain the OEM box, partly for looks but more importantly, since India rains a lot during the monsoons and is quite dusty on the other days. Does put a demand on good filtration.
It also rules out the classic heavy breather. In any case the heavy breather is uncomfortable for me to ride with.
Guidance on (a) whether an air cleaner upgrade is required and (b) if required, which product for the stock box? is sincerely requested. I am thinking for the V&H VO2 (have one on my Fatboy) or the Arlen Ness Naked Stage 1. The K&N appears to be just the filter. There is no backing plate.
Thanks in advance.