2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS/FXSTSI Springer Softail

Back to 2002 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Index Page

Click photo to enlarge.
It makes a great desktop image.

2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS/FXSTSI Springer Softail
2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS/FXSTSI Springer Softail

2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS/FXSTSI Springer Softail
2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS/FXSTSI Springer Softail


– 2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS/FXSTSI Springer Softail

The Springer® Softail® is best known for its front end, which carries on the strong styling tradition of historic Harley-Davidson models. The Springer is powered by the Twin Cam 88B™ engine and enhanced by a chrome bullet headlight, buckhorn handlebar and a 21-inch laced front wheel. The look captures the history of a classic motorcycle, while expressing a strong statement of individuality and attitude.

Key FXSTS Springer® Softail® characteristics

-Rigid mount, 1450cc Twin Cam 88B™ balanced engine
-Black powdercoated engine with chrome covers
-Chrome Springer front forks
-Laced wheels
-Chrome tank console, rear fender supports, air cleaner, and oil tank
-Buckhorn handlebar
-Forward foot controls



2003 Specifications FXSTS/I Springer® Softail®

Length 93.5 in. (2374.9 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 25.8 in. (655.3 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 27.6 in. (700.0 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.4 in. (137.2 mm)
Fork Rake 27.5 degrees
Trail 5.3 in. (134.6 mm)
Wheelbase 65.4 in. (1661.2 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series
Front – D402F MH90-21 54H
Rear – D401 150/80B 16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 0.5 gal. reserve) 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity (warning light at aprox. 1.0 gal. for ESPFI models) 0.5 gal. (1.9 L)
Oil Capacity 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Dry Weight 656.0 lbs. (298.0 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order (unladen) 694.0 lbs. (315.0 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1125.0 lbs. (511.0 kg)

Engine 45º Air-cooled Twin Cam 88B™ (balanced)
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; w/ hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 x 4.0 in. (95.25 x 101.6 mm)
Displacement 88 cu. in. (1450 cc)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System2 Carburetion or
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
(single runner, 45 mm throttle bore ESPFI)

Primary Drive Double row chain, oil bath,
mechanical tensioner, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive Gates carbon fiber reinforced
polychain belt, 32/70 ratio
Clutch 9-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 Triangular “hard tail” style
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Front Fork Chrome, leading-link, “Springer” style
Wheels 21 in. laced front,
16 in. laced rear
Caliper type Single-piston front, and dual-piston rear
Rotor type (diameter x width):
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 5.84 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front Wheel 4.40 in. (111.76 mm)
Rear Wheel 4.30 in. (109.22 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAEJ607)3:
North America 85 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm (115.0 NM @ 3000 rpm)
International 81 ft. lbs. @ 3100 rpm (110.0 NM @ 3100 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 32.1 degrees
Left 30.5 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, 270 cca
(per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 37-amp permanent magnet alternator w/ solid-state regulator
(481 watts @ 3,000 rpm, 494 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, turn signals,
and security system (optional)4

Engine Trim Powdercoated black w/ chrome covers
Exhaust System Chrome staggered shorty duals
Oil Tank Chrome “Horseshoe” w/ chrome external oil lines
Ignition Tank console-mounted
Foot Supports Forward controls
Rear Fender Bobtail
Rear Fender Supports Chrome
Fork Lock Barrel key, common w/ ignition
Instruments Electronic speedometer w/ odometer and
resettable tripmeter w/ diagnostic readout capabilities
Flasher Hazard warning integrated into turn signal controls

Vivid Black, Gunmetal Pearl, Luxury Blue Pearl, Luxury Rich Red Pearl, White 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 —

About Michael Le Pard 1600 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 18 great years.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply