2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna Defender

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2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna Defender
2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna Defender


– 2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna Defender

Whether responding to an accident scene or on patrol, the FXDP Dyna Defender™ and its Twin Cam 88® engine performs above and beyond the call of duty. A turn of the wrist and the FXDP Dyna Defender™ jumps to life, providing immediate reaction any time duty calls. It’s reliable Twin Cam 88® engine and durable chassis are perfectly suited to the rigors of police work. And with its classic look and distinctive sound, the FXDP Dyna Defender™ performs duties in high style. The FXDP Dyna Defender™ has a nimble surefootedness that can negotiate freeways and back streets anywhere. It’s built to handle any motorcycle assignment with comfortable riding, shift after shift, and has a classic law enforcement look that commands instant respect.



2003 Specifications Police FXDP Dyna Defender™

Length 91.6 in. (2324.8 mm)
Overall Width 33.5 in. (850.9 mm)
Overall Height 47.5 in. (1206.5 mm)
Seat Height – Sprung Seat (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 31 in. (787.4 mm)
Seat Height – Frame Seat (unladen) 28 in. (711.2 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.6 in. (142.2 mm)
Rake 28.0 degrees
Trail 4.1 in. (104.1 mm)
Wheelbase 63.5 in. (1612.9 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson
Front – D401 MM90B19 PT
Rear – D402 MM90B16 PT
Fuel Capacity (includes 1.0 gal. reserve) 5.2 gal. (19.7 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.1 gal. (4.2 L)
Oil Capacity 3.0 qts. (2.8 L)
Dry Weight 697.4 lbs. (316.3 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1200.0 lbs. (544.3 kg)

Engine Air-cooled Twin Cam 88® (vibration isolation-mounted)
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; w/ hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 x 4.0 in. (95.18 x 101.52 mm)
Displacement 88 cu. in. (1450 cc)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System2 Carburetion

Primary Drive Double row chain, oil bath,
mechanical tensioner, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive Gates carbon fiber reinforced
polychain belt, 32/70 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission Five-speed
Overall Ratio:
1st 10.110
2nd 6.958
3rd 4.953
4th 3.862
5th 3.150

Frame Mild steel, rectangular section backbone w/ twin down-tubes
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular section
Front Fork 39 mm w/ polished aluminum fork triple clamp
and dual-rate springs
Rear Shocks Coil-over w/ adjustable spring preload
Wheels 13-spoke cast aluminum alloy (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. (291.87 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (291.87 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 6.1 in. (154.9 mm)
Rear wheel 4.3 in. (109.2 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAEJ607)3:
North America 85.0 ft. lbs.@ 3000 rpm (115.0 NM @ 3000 rpm)
International 81.0 ft. lbs.@ 3100 rpm (110.0 NM @ 3100 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 30.0 degrees
Left 35.0 degrees

Battery Sealed 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, 275 cca
(per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 45-amp permanent magnet alternator
w/ solid-state regulator (364 watts @ 3,000 rpm, 416 watts peak
Starting 1.2 kw electric w/ Bendix-type engagement
Lights: (As per country regulation)
Headlamp Quartz halogen 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/stop lights 8w/28w (int’l: 5w/21w)
Turn signal lights (self-canceling) 28w (int’l: 21w)
Indicator lamps High beam, neutral, oil pressure, engine diagnostic
light, turn signals and security system (optional)4;
including pursuit lamp indicator
Siren (optional) Designed for use of a Whelen 100 watt
electronic siren system, amplifier and speaker (if specified by
purchase order – at additional cost); waterproof amplifier
(two tones: wail and yelp); airhorn; microphone jack

Engine Trim Black powder-coted w/ wrinkle black and
texture black component covers
Exhaust System Staggered chrome shorty duals
Oil tank Under-transmission
Front Fender Sport-style w/ painted brace
Rear Fender Sport wrap-around w/ chrome supports
Windshield none
Seat Choice of solo frame mount or sprung saddle
Passenger Backrest none
Saddlebags Volume 1579 cu. in.
Instruments Electronic speedometer w/ odometer and
resettable tripmeter; fuel gauge
Fork Lock Barrel-key on steering head, key common w/ ignition

Vivid Black, Birch White, Black/White, Police Color Palette

Warranty6 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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