2002 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 1200

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2002 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 1200
2002 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 1200


– 2002 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 1200

The Sportster® 1200 has classic, no-nonsense styling and a heritage of performance. The pullback buckhorn handlebar with tach and speedo, narrow 3.3-gallon fuel tank, quick detach passenger seat and black and polished motor are a key part of the styling for the Sportster 1200.

Key XLH SPORTSTER® 1200 Characteristics

-Rigid mount 1200cc Evolution® engine
-Silver and black powdercoated engine with polished covers
-Mid-mount foot controls
-Buckhorn handlebars
-Speedometer and tachometer
-Two-piece, two-up, pillow-look seat
-MSRP US $7,995

Vehicle specifications and features may vary from country to country depending on local laws, and some models are not available in certain countries.



Length 88.1 in. (2236.0 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 28.9 in. (733.5 mm)
Seat Height TUV (measure unladen; int’l measure) (740 mm)
Ground Clearance 6.7 in. (170.0 mm)
Rake 29.6 degrees
Trail 4.6 in. (116.7 mm)
Wheelbase 60.0 in. (1522.8 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series S/T D401
Front 100/90-19
Rear 130/90HB16
Fuel Capacity (includes 0.5 gal. reserve) 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.5 gal. (1.9 L)
Oil Capacity 3.0 qts. (2.8 L)
Dry Weight 491.0 lbs. (228.0 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order (int’l measure) (235 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 948.0 lbs. (430.4 kg)

Engine OHV V2®Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; with hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore and Stroke 3.498 x 3.812 in. (88.84 X 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.2 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel System Carburetion (40 mm constant velocity with enrichener and accelerator pump)
Air Cleaner/Filter Oval racetrack with diamond-cut brushed aluminum insert;
High efficiency pleated paper filtration
Ignition Inductive, battery-powered,V Fire III™ electronic breakerless
with solid-state dual stage advance
Lubrication System Dry sump, gear drive pump with full flow spin-on disposable oil filter

Primary Drive Triple-row chain; 35/56-tooth sprockets; 1.60:1
Final Drive: Gates aramid fiber reinforced Poly Chain belt; 29/61-tooth sprockets; 2.103:1
Clutch Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Transmission Five-speed,constant mesh
Gear Ratio:
1st 9.047 (9.717)
2nd 6.210 (6.210)
3rd 4.823 (5.180)
4th 3.973 (4.267)
5th 3.366 (3.615)

Frame Mild steel, twin cradle
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular section
Front Fork 39mm with polished aluminum fork bracket
Wheels 19 in. front, 16 in. rear, 13-spoke black-painted aluminum cast (laced option)
Caliper Type Four-piston front and rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width) Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.82 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 6.90 in. (175.3 mm)
Rear wheel 3.62 in. (91.9 mm)

Engine Torque 71.0 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm (88 NM @3900 rpm)
Braking at 60 mph (96.6 kph):
Maximum load 160 ft. (48.8 m)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 37 degrees
Left 37 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, 270 cca (per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 22-amp permanent magnet alternator with solid-state regulator
(275 watts @ 3,000rpm, 285 peak)
Starting Electric start
Lights: (As per country regulation)
Headlamp Quartz halogen 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/stop lights 8w/28w, (5w/21w)
Turn signal lights 28w self-canceling, (21w)
Running lights Integrated in front turn signals (except where prohibited by law)

Engine Trim Black and polished
Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals
Front Fender Sport-style
Handlebars Buckhorn
Rider Footpegs Isolated
Footpegs Passenger
Seat Two piece, two-up, pillow-look
Instruments Electronic tachometer; electronic speedometer
with odometer and resettable tripmeter
Rear Shocks Long stroke

Vivid Black, Luxury Blue Pearl, Luxury Rich Red Pearl
Two-Tone Luxury Blue/Diamond Ice
Real Red Pearl,Two-Tone Rich Red/Vivid Black

Warranty 12 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 Km); every 5,000 miles (8,000 Km) thereafter.
– Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 Km) intervals –

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