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Default Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Covers Peg/Brake Fitment Issue.

Edit: Screwed up the title, should've mention the bike. 2018 Fat Bob.

Just installed the screaming Eagle Heavy breather only to realize it covers up the peg/brake. Fits the motor fine.. What an expensive lesson! (This is the one I installed https://www.shoputahharley.com/produ...thr-glss-black)

I suppose I'll be trying to find a more "low profile" cleaner. What are you guys running?
 

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Well, I’m running a Heavy Breather on an ‘18 Low Rider. Mid controls so interference isn’t a problem. I was torn between it and the SE Extreme Flow. Matter of fact, I had the Exrreme Flow and exchanged it for the HB. So, if you’re sticking with Harley parts maybe check it out. It appears to have a low profile yet an aggressive look to it.
 
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Get peg and brake pad extensions. That's the route I took when I put the spike (that I removed) on.
 

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Edit: Screwed up the title, should've mention the bike. 2018 Fat Bob.

Just installed the screaming Eagle Heavy breather only to realize it covers up the peg/brake. Fits the motor fine.. What an expensive lesson! (This is the one I installed https://www.shoputahharley.com/produ...thr-glss-black)

I suppose I'll be trying to find a more "low profile" cleaner. What are you guys running?
The Outlaw 587 is the Lowest Profile Air Cleaner you can get. It is also a top performer. No nasty, hot, oily, oxygen depleted air going into your engine to reduce performance & engine longevity. Comes with a huge variety of cover options.




I'm running the finned Polished Aluminum on mine (TC, but fits the M8 also)

 
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The Outlaw 587 is the Lowest Profile Air Cleaner you can get. It is also a top performer. No nasty, hot, oily, oxygen depleted air going into your engine to reduce performance & engine longevity. Comes with a huge variety of cover options.




I'm running the finned Polished Aluminum on mine (TC, but fits the M8 also)


And how does this help him with his spike issue exactly???.
 
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Thank you for all of the suggestions guys. Unfortunately I want to maintain factory warranty so aftermarket A/C's are out of the question. I checked out the extension kit, but I still feel like my leg resting on the bend of the cleaner would drive me wild. I think I am going to swap it out for a Ventilator cleaner. Hopefully I can recuperate $300.00 from the heavy breather to cover the cost of the Ventilator!
 
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Thank you for all of the suggestions guys. Unfortunately I want to maintain factory warranty so aftermarket A/C's are out of the question. I checked out the extension kit, but I still feel like my leg resting on the bend of the cleaner would drive me wild. I think I am going to swap it out for a Ventilator cleaner. Hopefully I can recuperate $300.00 from the heavy breather to cover the cost of the Ventilator!
Certainly agree, preserving the warranty can be important, some things to consider-

A Ventilator, which does not have an EBS is only going to increase the likelihood of needing to use your warranty.

We have thousand of folks running our aftermarket A/C's that have a warranty, never heard of one of them having their warranty voided because of it...BUT, if you are concerned about that, just remove it if you ever need to go in for warranty work. Why compromise performance and engine longevity for a worry of what may happen when you can spend 30 minutes making it a completely non-issue?

This is what engines look like after running a typical A/C (like the Ventilator) with no EBS-




This is what they look like with a TRUE Stage I A/C-





Because they don't have this glop going into the combustion chambers-





Read more about External Breather Systems HERE.
 
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2018 Fat Bob, also with the Heavy Breather. With the stock seat and pegs I was in the same situation. Swapped to a Mustang Seat and the Extended Reach Forward Controls. With the new riding position, Have no issues reaching the pedal now.
 
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I but a diff brake lever and pad on. problem solved. Plus it looks great.
 

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