New Washable Harley Air Filters From K&N
Owners of 2014-2015 Harley-Davidson® Touring models can now increase their bike’s performance with the latest reusable air filter from K&N Filters.
Among the improvements made to the entire 2014 range, Harley introduced a new air filter box to increase airflow to the Twin Cam 103™ engine. However, according to K&N, the full performance is still limited by the restrictive disposable filters.
K&N’s high-flow replacement filter is designed to provide a lifetime of increased performance without the need for modifications or dyno tuning. The K&N filter uses cotton gauze filter media as it is more breathable than the paper used for most Harley filters. This reduces the air restriction resulting in an increase in performance, acceleration and throttle response without sacrificing engine protection.
K&N’s washable Harley air filter can also reduce maintenance costs as it allows for long service intervals when compared to a disposable filter. To ensure the filter lasts the life of your Harley, K&N also fits zinc-coated top and bottom plates for corrosion resistance.
Made in the USA and backed by K&N’s industry leading Million Mile Limited Warranty®, the HD-1614 is a direct replacement for the stock filter fitted to all 2014-2015 Road King, Electra Glide Ultra Classic,Tri-Glide Ultra, Electra Glide Ultra Limited, Street Glide and 2015 Road Glide or FreeWheeler models.
Wash or replace?
So, will a K&N washable Harley air filter pay for it’s self? Let’s take a look at the facts;
- The Harley manual says the filter should be serviced every 5,000 miles.
- Even allowing for low mileage and dust free conditions, most riders will change a stock air filter once a year as a minimum anyway.
- A K&N filter lasts for up to 50,000 miles before cleaning and can then be washed and re-oiled.
- At around $60, a K&N HD-1614 costs 2-3 times more that a genuine HD filter.
Clearly, in service savings alone, the K&N should pay for it’s self within three years at most. For riders who prefer the look of the stock filter housing and plan to keep their bike for a couple of years, it looks like a no-brainer.
For more information on K&N replacement filters visit KNFilters.com