SCREAMIN' EAGLE "HEAVY BREATHER" PERFORMANCE AIR CLEANER KIT
J061652018-07-27
GENERAL
Kit Numbers
29400227A, 29400228A
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
NOTE
These kits are intended for High Performance applications only. Engine-related performance parts are intended FOR THE EXPERIENCED RIDER ONLY.
Installation Requirements
LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97) is required for proper installation of this kit and is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
Proper installation of this kit requires breather screws (Part No. 3565), which are OE (Original equipment) equipped on 2004 and later XL models. If the motorcycle is not equipped with these breather screws, separate purchase is required.
131.75 mm (1.250 in) nominal length
Figure 1. Breather Screw
WARNING
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. Use the appropriate service manual procedures. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b)
NOTE
This instruction sheet references service manual information. A service manual for your model motorcycle is required for this installation. One is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
NOTICE
You must recalibrate the ECM when installing this kit. Failure to properly recalibrate the ECM can result in severe engine damage. (00399b)
NOTE
See a Harley-Davidson dealer for ECM (Electronic Control Module) calibration.
Kit Contents
See Figure 2 and Table 1.
INSTALLATION
WARNING
Disconnect negative (-) battery cable first. If positive (+) cable should contact ground with negative (-) cable connected, the resulting sparks can cause a battery explosion, which could result in death or serious injury. (00049a)
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Save all seat mounting hardware.
WARNING
When servicing the fuel system, do not smoke or allow open flame or sparks in the vicinity. Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive, which could result in death or serious injury. (00330a)
Original Equipment (OE) Air Cleaner Removal
Have a Harley-Davidson dealer recalibrate the ECM before air cleaner installation.
  1. Remove the air cleaner backplate following the instructions in the service manual. Retain the two breather screws (A) removed from the backplate (see Figure 2 ). The remaining parts can be discarded.
  2. See Figure 2. Remove and discard support induction module bracket (B).
"Heavy Breather" Air Cleaner Installation
NOTE
When servicing the air cleaner, apply LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97) to all threaded fasteners (both male and female threads).
1.
Remove the backing from the adhesive side of the induction module backplate gasket (15). Align the holes. Install the gasket on the backplate (2).
2.
Install the new O-rings (1) in the counterbore around the breather screw holes on the induction module side of the backplate (2).
3.
Apply a small amount of threadlocker to the backplate mounting screw (5) threads. Insert the screws through the backplate. Install the screws into the induction module until the screw threads are engaged. DO NOT tighten now.
4.
Insert the breather screws (removed in Step 2 or purchased separately) through the backplate. Apply a liberal amount of threadlocker to the breather screw threads and the mating tapped holes in the cylinder head. Install the screws into the cylinder head. DO NOT tighten now.
5.
Alternately secure the two breather screws. Tighten.
Torque: 13.6–16.3 N·m (120–144 in-lbs) screw
6.
Lubricate the O-rings (3) with clean engine oil or white lithium grease. Install the O-rings onto the breather plugs (4). Press the breather plugs into the breather screw cavities.
7.
Secure the three backplate mounting screws. Tighten.
Torque: 6.2–6.8 N·m (55–60 in-lbs) screw
8.
If removing the OE intake you must apply the provided Warning Label in a clearly visible area. We suggest attaching the sticker to the following:
a.
Sportster: Belt guard or left side battery cover.
Air Filter Element and Air Tube Installation
NOTE
This air filter is PRE-OILED and ready to install.
1.
With the countersunk holes facing outward, slide the mounting ring (8) all the way onto the intake tube, up to the flange.
2.
Place the gasket (6) against the opposite side of the flange.
3.
Line up the holes in the gasket with the mounting ring holes and notches in the intake tube (7) flange.
4.
Apply a small amount of threadlocker to the threads of the three flat head screws (9).
5.
Secure the intake tube, mounting ring and gasket to the air cleaner backplate, and secure the screws. Tighten.
Torque: 6.2–6.8 N·m (55–60 in-lbs) screw
6.
Install the air filter element onto the intake tube approximately 16 mm (5/8 in). Check that the filter element end cap logo is upright, and the band clamp screw mechanism is hidden from view, yet the screw slot is accessible for tightening. Secure the clamp around the filter element flange. Tighten.
Torque: 3.4–4.5 N·m (30–40 in-lbs) band clamp
NOTE
Install the rain sock over the air filter element in wet or rainy conditions to prevent water intrusion.
7.
Install the rain sock (14) over the air filter element.
WARNING
Connect positive (+) battery cable first. If positive (+) cable should contact ground with negative (-) cable connected, the resulting sparks can cause a battery explosion, which could result in death or serious injury. (00068a)
8.
See the service manual. Connect the battery cables.
9.
Install seat. After installing seat, pull up on the seat to verify that it is secure. See service manual.
WARNING
After installing seat, pull upward on seat to be sure it is locked in position. While riding, a loose seat can shift causing loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00070b)
Air Filter Element Maintenance
1.
Inspect the air filter element every 8,000 Km (5,000 mi), or more often under dusty conditions.
NOTE
The use of cleaning, drying or oiling methods or products other than those shown damages the filter and void the manufacturer's warranty.
K&N® Air Filter Cleaner is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer, either alone (1 qt/0.95 L sprayer bottle, Part No. 99883-88T) or a 12 fl oz/0.35 L sprayer bottle as part of the Filter Care Service Kit (99850-92T).
K&N Air Filter Oil is also available from a Harley-Davidson dealer, either alone (12.25 oz/347 gram aerosol can, Part No. 99882-88T) or a 6.5 oz/184 gram aerosol can as part of the Filter Care Service Kit.
DO NOT OVER-OIL THE AIR FILTER. Over-oiling could interfere with the proper performance of the engine and/or certain engine components. If oil is still draining or dripping from the filter media 20 minutes after oiling, clean and oil the filter element again.
2.
To clean the element:
a.
Loosen the hose clamp retaining the air filter element assembly to the air tube. Separate the element from the air tube.
b.
Tap the element to dislodge any loose dirt. Gently brush with a soft bristle brush.
c.
Spray air filter cleaner liberally onto the cotton filter media and let soak for ten minutes, OR roll or soak the cotton filter media in a shallow pan of air filter cleaner. Remove immediately, and let soak for ten minutes.
d.
Rinse off the filter media (flowing from the clean side to the dirty side), with low-pressure tap water.
e.
After rinsing, shake off all excess water, and let the filter media air dry. DO NOT use compressed air or a heat gun to speed drying.
f.
After the filter media is completely dry, EITHER spray air filter oil along each pleat, once only, holding the spray nozzle approximately 3 in (76 mm) away from the media, OR carefully use a squeeze bottle to deposit oil along each pleat, once only. Let the oil absorb into the filter media for 20 minutes before proceeding. After 20 minutes, inspect the filter media. Carefully apply oil to any remaining visible white spots on the filter media. Allow to absorb.
3.
Install the air filter element onto the intake tube approximately 5/8 in (16 mm). Check that the filter element end cap logo is upright. Secure the clamp around the filter element flange. Tighten.
Torque: 3.4–4.5 N·m (30–40 in-lbs) band clamp
SERVICE PARTS
Figure 2. Service Parts: Screamin' Eagle "Heavy Breather - Elite" Performance Air Cleaner Kit
Table 1. Service Parts Table
Item
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
1
O-ring (2)
11292
2
Backplate, chrome
29000118
Backplate, black
29000117
3
O-ring, breather plug (4)
10925
4
Plug (2)
29830-05A
5
Screw, button head (3)
926
6
Gasket
29400231
7
Intake tube, chrome
29739-08
Intake tube, black
28818-09
8
Mounting ring, chrome
29400229
Mounting ring, black
29400241
9
Screw, flat head (3)
2986
10
Air cleaner filter kit, includes items 12 through 14
29702-08B
11
  • Filter element
Not sold separately
  • Band clamp
Not sold separately
12
  • Cover, band clamp (chrome)
Not sold separately
13
  • Adhesive ring
Not sold separately
14
Rain sock, air filter
29493-05A
15
Gasket, backplate
27200027
Items mentioned in text, but not included in kit:
A
Original equipment breather screw (2) (purchase separately if missing)
3565
B
Induction module bracket (remove and discard)