Product Evaluation: S&S Honda VTX1800 Air Cleaner: A little CPR for the big VTX.

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Product Evaluation: S-S Honda Air Cleaner A little CPR for the big VTX.

For of American V-Twins, S-S is practically a name. For the past 50 years, the company has been producing parts and special tools for just recently, Victory also manufacturing its own brand of power. No “metric bike” for this all-American outfit.

now, that is. S-S has just a high-performance air-cleaner assembly for VTX1800 V-Twins, marking the very first product for a motorcycle. Visually, the air cleaner has the teardrop shape as those S-S has been selling forever, but entirely different internals to the Honda’s dual-throttle-body intake.

S-S reps told us that replacing the stock air cleaner theirs would deliver gains throughout the entire rpm

Installation on an ’08 VTX took us about an and a half using the detailed—but Gaining full access to the airbox requires removal of the seat, rider seat and gas but the instructions tell you to refer to the factory service manual for information. Very few VTX owners a shop manual, and the need to one for this installation is an unnecessary

Thankfully, most people be able to figure out how to get the tank off the help of a manual.

But at least the air does what S-S claims it do. We dynoed the bike right the installation and immediately afterward, and the VTX produced more torque and from just off idle all the way to its rev-limiter cut-in. Peak was boosted by 4 horses (91.3 vs. at 5200 rpm), and peak was lifted 1.5 foot-pounds (99.8 vs.

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98.3 at 3250); at a few places the line, torque was improved by as as 4.4 foot-pounds and horsepower by 4.6.

Out on the road, acceleration was quickened to be noticeable, and throttle response a bit more crisp. Plus, the intake roar allowed by the air cleaner helped make the VTX a little racier, especially at throttle openings and higher

Part of that throatier “honk” is due to the S-S unit not using the flapper valve that’s on the airbox. This helps the label on the outside of the packing box says, “Not legal for use on vehicles.” But that’s merely S-S its due diligence. In reality, this air doesn’t step up the noise enough for the general populace to and it causes no increase in particulate

The bottom line is that it no other modifications required.

S-S Inc.

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