For those of you running a spike air cleaner which brand did you go with ? I see several options that vary considerably in price and was wondering if the D&M is that much better than some of the others.
I was glad to see this thread; been thinkin' about this myself. Seen the closeup's of both predator's and chopped's bikes, and really admired the obvious quality and looks of the elbow/spikes they're both runnin'. Didn't know till I looked over this post they were both D&M. So I checked out D&M's website and - OUCH - I mean, the fit and finish and all is beautiful - those guys make some NICE stuff - BUT - just not sure I see $500 to $600 bucks wortha stuff there.I went with D&M. Liked their finishes and quality.
You already spent close to $300 for that intake, so if you sell it, the new one won't seem so expensive. LOL. I also have the S&S, liked the looks ever since I bought my first one 30 yrs ago and I have been very satisfied with it. I looked briefly at spike air cleaners for my VTX, the more I read about them, the less impressed I was (too much weight hanging out there, too lean at high speed, to much water gets in, etc) plus I didn't really ever like the looks, and I am skeptical about the performance increase, just my .02Anyway, I've got the S&S air cleaner and been pretty happy with it, so I may never change it out, but been seein' all these damn spikes so now I'm startin' to want one lol ... so any input on a good way to do that cost effectively will be very useful, whichever way it goes ...