Screamin' Eagle Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner Kit

Part Number 29098-09A


Finish / Color: Gloss Black



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.

  • Gloss black finish
  • 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
  • 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-‘17 Dyna® (except ’16-‘17 FXDLS) and ’08-’15 Softail® models except (except ’14-’15 FLSTNSE, ’11-’12 FLSTSE and ’13-’14 FXSBSE). All models require ECM calibration for proper installation. ’17 models require recalibration with Screamin’ Eagle® Pro Street Tuner (sold separately). NOTE: Also fits ’99-’07 Dyna®, ’00-’07 Softail® and ’99-’07 Touring models (except ’99-’01 EFI Touring) and models equipped with 50mm Throttle Body P/N 27623-05 (race application only).

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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.

  • Requires ECM Calibration

  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    A water-repellent rain sock and all mounting hardware
  • Upgrade Stage Level

    Stage I
Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Kit is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High flow air cleaner Harley has a very competitive price. With the abundance of after market parts providers Harley has joined and underpriced many of its competitors. The only short fall on this item was not supplying the head breather bolts. It was assumed I still had the factory parts, which I did but if you didn't save them be advised you'll need to purchase them separately.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a heads up If you happen to drop your bike on the breather you risk knocking it lose. If this happens your bike will begin to suck air and in my case requires a complete tune up. Performance wise I love it. If you get caught in heavy rain it will choke you're bike and cause a random miss.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screamin' Eagle Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Kit This really opens up the breathing! I coupled this with V&H Short Shots and Harleys Super Tuner Pro and have a VERY noticeable increase in performance. Torque made a huge increase and peaks at 2760 RPM's and holds over a wider RPM range. Horsepower also has increased and now peaks at 4740 RPM's. When I jump on it the response is instantaneous and strong. And my bike sounds fantastic with the Short Shots. I also think the SEHB improves the looks of my bike. Also with the SEHB there is more room for my knee. If you want to run after market headers the SEHB is a must. Or, if you just want to improve the looks, it works great for that as well. Ride Safe - Loud pipes save lives . . . Reaper
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Heavy Breather street bob2015 The heavy breather looks awesome on my street Bob. Personal preference in the looks dept., but in terms of performance this intake coupled with the VH short shots and FP3 has really sharpened the throttle response and midrange on the Bob. And the sound is wayyyyyy better. Overall, if you like the look of the heavy breather, it's worth it. And the shipping was fast from HD.
Date published: 2016-04-14
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product details

On your bike build it shows this with a black elbow and black frame around filter ( that's what I thought I was getting) when I got my bike from dealer it has a chrome frame around filter they put the rain sock on filter so I didn't know at first this is misleading or did dealer put wrong one on.
Asked by: kprpv
Hi Kprpv, P/N 29098-09 is the Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Kit in Gloss Black. P/N 29299-08 is the Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Kit in Chrome. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2015-09-14

For the ECM calibration, can I just use the screaming Eagle tuner?

Asked by: Raymond
Hello Raymond, Yes, you can use the Tuner to program the ECU if you already have one. Thank You!
Answered by: JD34
Date published: 2015-04-02

Does the heavy breather have a internal crank case breather?

Asked by: USMCAL
Hello USMCAL, The Heavy Breather Air Cleaner Kit will use the stock breather bolts with this kit. If you need assistance regarding additional crank case breather information, please contact your local dealer for assistance. Thank you!
Answered by: JD34
Date published: 2015-01-12

which screamin eagle heavy breather do i buy for my 2006 road glide

Asked by: rideon69
Hi Rideon69, The Screamin' Eagle Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner Kit (P/N 29098-09) does fit your 2006 Road Glide, but in your circumstances, it is designed for race applications only. Thanks! FXS78
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2015-01-30

rain sock

I had this installed on my 2014 street bob as an add on when I purchased the bike (via the 'build your own' section of the Harley site) .. and as I look at it now I realize that the rain sock is installed over the filter / under the filter cover.. is this a correct installation? I assumed the rain sock was to be put on over the cover in case of rainy conditions, and not as a 'permanent' fixture.. just wondering if that affects air flow / performance or not,,
Asked by: Postalbiker
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