2002 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 883 Custom

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2002 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 883 Custom
2002 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 883 Custom


– 2002 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 883 Custom

The Sportster® 883 Custom broke onto the street in 1999 with a style that was like nothing yet seen in the Sportster family. Continuing this year, personality keeps its punch. The low seat height and the boulevard styling with drag bars and forward foot controls give the bike a radical profile. The drag bars’ unique mounting of the chrome speedo and the chromed bullet headlight, and sleek, two-up seat add a little street-racer style. The custom wheel treatment, 21 inch laced-up front and solid 16 inch disc in the rear, adds to the custom styling.

Key XL 883C SPORTSTER® 883 Custom Characteristics

-Rigid mount 883cc Evolution® engine
-Silver powdercoated engine and covers
-Tall, chromed riser with drag style handlebar
-Chrome bullet headlight
-Laced front wheel, disc rear wheel
-One-piece, low-profile, two-up seat
-Forward foot controls
-Low-profile rear shocks
-MSRP US $6,795

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



Length 89.0 in. (2258.8 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 27.6 in. (699.5 mm)
Seat Height TUV (measure unladen; int’l measure) (710 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 100/90-21
Rear 130/90HB16
Fuel Capacity (includes 0.5 gal. reserve) 3.3 gal. (12.5 L) (HDI 4.4 gal. / 16.7 liters)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.5 gal. (1.9 L)
Oil Capacity 3.0 qts. (2.8 L)
Dry Weight 489.0 lbs. (222.0 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®
Valve Pushrod-operated overhead valves; with hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore and Stroke 3.00 x 3.812 in. (76.2 X 96.8 mm)
Displacement 53.86 cu. in. (883 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel System Carburetion (40 mm constant velocity with enrichener and accelerator pump)
Air Cleaner/Filter Oval “racetrack”; 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; 27/61-tooth sprockets; 2.259:1
Clutch Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Transmission Five-speed,constant mesh
Gear Ratio:
1st 9.717
2nd 6.690
3rd 5.180
4th 4.267
5th 3.615

Frame Mild Steel, twin cradle
Swing Arm Mild Steel, rectangular section
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Short stroke
Wheels 21 in. laced front 16 in. rear disc
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)
Rear11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.82 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 4.1 in. (104.1 mm)
Rear wheel 2.1 in. (53.3 mm)

Engine Torque 49 ft. lbs. @ 4500 rpm (66 NM @ 4600 rpm)
Braking at 60 mph (96.6 kph):
Maximum load 160 ft. (48 m)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 33 degrees
Left 35 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 @ 3,000 rpm, 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 Silver painted
Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals
Front Fender Sport-style
Handlebars Low-rise
Footpegs Isolated
Seat Two-up
Instruments Speedometer with odometer and resettable tripmeter

Vivid Black, Real Teal Pearl,White Pearl, Luxury Rich Red Pearl
Concord Purple Pearl, Real Red Pearl, Impact Blue Pearl

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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