2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom

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2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom
2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom


– 2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom

The Sportster® 1200 Custom model takes Sportster grunt to high style with forward foot controls, a bullet headlight and drag style handlebar with a one-piece riser structure. The black and chrome 1200cc Evolution® engine drives the point home and completes the look. Add to it a 21-inch laced front wheel and a 16-inch slotted chrome disc rear wheel and youÕre down the road on one of the best looking motorcycles ever made.

Key XL Sportster ® 1200 Custom characteristics

-Rigid mount 1200cc Evolution® engine
-Silver powdercoated engine with chrome covers
-Laced front wheel, slotted chrome disc rear wheel
-Forward foot controls
-Tall, chromed riser with drag style handlebar
-Chrome bullet headlight
-One-piece, custom two-up seat
-Low-profile rear shocks



2003 Specifications XL 1200C Sportster® 1200 Custom

Length 89.0 in. (2260.6 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 27.6 in. (701.0 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 28.0 in. (710.0 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.7 in. (119.4 mm)
Rake 31.0 degrees
Trail 4.7 in. (119.4 mm)
Wheelbase 60.0 in. (1524.0 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series
Front – D402F MH90-21
Rear – D402 130/90D16
Fuel Capacity 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. (222.9 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order (unladen) 517.6 lbs. (235.0 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 948.0 lbs. (430.4 kg)

Engine 45º OHV V2 Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; w/ hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.498 x 3.812 in. (88.8 X 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.2 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel System2 Carburetion

Primary Drive Double row chain, oil bath,
mechanical tensioner, 56/35 ratio
Final Drive Gates carbon fiber reinforced
polychain belt, 61/29 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission Five-speed
Overall Ratio:
1st 9.047
2nd 6.210
3rd 4.823
4th 3.973
5th 3.366

Frame Mild steel, twin cradle
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular section
Front Fork 39 mm telescopic w/ polished aluminum fork bracket
Wheels 21 in. laced front,
16 in. rear slotted disc
Caliper Type Dual-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 5.84 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 6.10 in. (154.94 mm)
Rear wheel 2.50 in. (63.50 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAEJ607)3:
North America 72 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm (97.693 NM @ 4000 rpm)
International 67 ft. lbs. @ 3100 rpm (90.909 NM @ 3100 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 33.0 degrees
Left 35.0 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, 270 cca
(per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 22-amp permanent magnet alternator w/ 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 (int’l: 5w/21w)
Turn signal lights (self-canceling) 28w (int’l: 21w)
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, oil, turn signals

Engine Trim Black cylinders, chrome cases and covers
Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals
Foot Supports Forward controls
Front Fender Sport-style
Handlebars Low-rise
Seat Two-up
Rear Shocks Coil over shock
Instruments Electronic speedometer w/ odometer
and resettable tripmeter

Two-Tone Sterling Silver and Vivid Black, Vivid Black, Gunmetal Pearl,
Luxury Blue Pearl, Luxury Rich Red Pearl, White Pearl

Warranty5 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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