Indian Air Cleaner Options for Thunder Stroke 111 Expanded

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  1. NickJ

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    We all know that one of the fundamentals of performance is breathing. This concept works for our cardiovascular system as well as it works for our engine systems. Thunder Stroke 111 owners now have a few options at the dealership to let their engines breathe in more easily. The bedpan of an air cleaner that comes on the TS 111 can be immediately swapped out for either the circular, Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner, or now a Stage 1 Performance Air Cleaner.

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    When I saw this new cleaner, priced at $499.99, yesterday it took me a few minutes to wrap my head around the need for a similarly priced air cleaner called "Stage 1." To my mind, the circular, open filter seemed to provide greater performance than the closed Stage 1 cleaner. After thinking about it for a while and reading the description several times, I realize that there is some great advantages to be had:
    • First off, you get some added rain protection, which is a great concern that I talked to several guys about last year at Daytona.
    • On the performance side of things, you get the added benefit of ram air. The faster you go, the more air you get.
    • Inside the housing, there are several fins that vary in length to help smooth out airflow.
    The air cleaner is available in Chrome (pictured) and Black. There is a cleanable filter in the housing that does the filtering, and the exterior of the housing features the script Indian Logo. This cleaner is a "Dealer Only" install due to the need for a reflash.

    Air Cleaner Options:
    Stage 1 Performance Air Cleaner - Chrome | Indian Motorcycle
    Thunder StrokeĀ® High Flow Air Cleaner - Chrome | Indian Motorcycle

    Pricing:
    Stage 1 Performance Air Cleaner: $499.99
    Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner: $499.99
     

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  2. ndncowboy

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    I wonder how long before there is optional plate that would allow the high flow to be switched to Stage 1? Strangely they called the high flow Stage 1 when I got mine. Nothing like confusing things.
     
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    That is EXACTLY what I thought. I was SO confused for a while.
     
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    Is it just me or does anyone else like the bedpan look of the 111 air cleaner:flushed:. It's got the rounded styling of vehicles of the 50's.:hearteyes:
    Probably just me.:cool:
     
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    This new one has a bit of the bedpan feel to it....Somewhere in the middle of the stock AC and the AC formally known as Stage !, in size anyway.
    But does size really matter??
     
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    Unwrapped one at the dealership. I like it. Has a muscle car quality about it.
     
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    I'm waiting for them to make something that doesn't have indian on it. Don't get me wrong, I love my Indians, but I'm getting overwhelmed with their name on everything.
     
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    Same price as Lloydz. Guess which one I'd buy.
     
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  9. Dan_Frisbie

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    I still can't wrap my head around the ide of spending $500 for an air cleaner.

    $50 and about two hours of my time...
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    That disc looks vaguely familiar :)
     
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    There's a lower scoop on the mounting hardware the directs air to the rear cylinder. If this had been an option I would have gone with it.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks for the actual photo of the cleaner. At $500, does it feel worth the coin?
     
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    I was willing to pay it for the round one so yes, I think it's worth it. I'll see if I can post a photo of the mounting bracket so you can see what I was talking about.
     
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    Oh, I remember that one Dan. You put the anchor on it to hold down the air cleaner didn't you? :D
     
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    I think I will stick to the chrome Round Indian AC previously know as the Stage One AC, it doesn't cover up as much of the beautiful Thunderstroke.
     
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    i'm with you on that.
     
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    There's a thread on how to convert your stocker to hi-flow. Also, there are quite a few options out there to choose from.
     
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    Filter on performance air cleaner (stage 1) is not cleanable. $60 dollars with tax.
    Had I known that I would have gone to the Hi-Flo.
     

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