Screamin' Eagle Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner Kit

Part Number 28716-10A


Finish / Color: Chrome



This high-flow forward-facing exposed element Air Cleaner Kit is sure to turn heads at the starting line.

  • Featuring a polished and chrome-plated elbow, this unique air cleaner system offers improved performance and air flow when compared to the stock or Screamin' Eagle® High Flow air cleaner
  • The washable and rechargeable filter features a bright chrome end cap with a laser-engraved Screamin' Eagle® graphic
  • Intake tube and back plate are made from die cast lightweight aluminum, and are polished and chrome-plated or painted black for a brilliant finish
  • The back plate features integral breathers and sealed breather bolt plug
  • Kit includes a water-repellent rain sock and all mounting hardware
  • All EFI-equipped models require ECM calibration (priced separately)
  • Recalibration is required for proper installation. See Dealer for details. Labor cost is not included.

Fits '08-'16 Touring and '15-'16 Freewheeler® models equipped with Fairing Lower Glove Boxes (except Twin-Cooled™ models or models equipped with fairing lower speakers). Also fits ’16-'17 FXDLS and Softail®, ’14-'17 CVO™ Softail® and ’14-'16 Touring and Trike models equipped with Screamin’ Eagle® 58mm Throttle Body. All models require ECM calibration for proper installation. '17 models require recalibration with Screamin' Eagle® Pro Street Tuner (sold separately).

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  • These Screamin' Eagle® products are 50-State U.S. EPA compliant for sale and use on all applicable vehicles, including those that are pollution controlled. See Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories or Screamin' Eagle Accessories catalog for fitment information. Screamin' Eagle Performance products are intended for the experienced rider only.


The washable and rechargeable filter uses a special coating to help filter fine particles from the incoming air. With time, the oil in the filter will dissipate and the element will begin to turn gray. The original red color can be restored with an application of K&N Air Filter Oil.

  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Requires ECM Calibration

  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    High-flow air cleaner element, intake tube, back plate, rain sock and all mounting hardware
  • Upgrade Stage Level

    Stage I
Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Huge improvement over stock filter For such a small change this breather dramatically changed the look of my 2016 breakout. I've gotten lots of comments from other riders. The increased airflow has improved my throttle response and even changed the sound profile for the better. If you have a shop install this make sure you ask them to keep the installation instructions for you - I didn't and the HD website's links to product installation pdfs never seem to work.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Couple Issues Installation was well instructed but the large plate did not meet the throttle body as it was supposed to with the provided gasket in place. I had to use make-a-gasket to breach the gap. Also, the filter itself will not stick to the filter back plate no matter what. I needed to epoxy it in place. All in all it was easy to install except for the things I mentioned. It looks good, sounds good, and there is a definite performance improvement.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Air Kit Installation is pretty straight forward, but make sure you get the right breather bolts. The instructions DO NOT tell you this! I learned from my mistake, and so did the dealer when the kit first came out.
Date published: 2013-05-08
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I have a 2012 Electra Glide Limited with the lower leg fairings. I have a couple questions in regards to this.

#1) Will the Heavy Breather still fit? Or will the air filter protruding forward be too long? #2) Will there be enough air flow or will it be a waste of money to purchase this kit? Thanks!
Asked by: Ranger23

Buy now or buy later?

I plan on in the future to upgrade my current 103ci to a 110ci or bigger, would this breather still be functional or a waist of money?
Asked by: Aaron730
The air cleaner will work with a 58mm throttle body, which most of our Stage Kits have. You may want to check in with your local dealer to talk about options for the upgrade from a 103cc to a 110cc, though. Currently we don't offer any of our Screamin' Eagle kits for '08 Touring models.
Answered by: Rockstar883
Date published: 2015-09-21

Heavy Breather Parts?

I'm looking for parts for my heavy breather from my 2012 Road Glide Custom... I need the plugs that cover the mounting breather bolts. The o-rings shear whenever you take the caps off and put them back on, and if you don't have both of them in, they WILL fall out. Well, mine fell out, and now the breather bolts are exposed. I need the plugs, nothing else. Do you sell them separately?
Asked by: motoroilmccall

heavy breather application with fairing lowers

2011 FLTRU with fairing lowers. Do the lowers block the airflow to the heavy breather ?
Asked by: ddavis
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