2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/I Softail Night Train

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 2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/I Softail Night Train
2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/I Softail Night Train

– 2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/I Softail Night Train

2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/I Softail Night Train

FXSTB/I Softail® Night Train® Model Overview
Harley riders have always had a special place in their heart for the color black. The black-on-black Night Train® model has a profile that pushes the limit. Sink deep into the depths of its low custom seat. Settle in behind the stainless drag bars on top of six-inch risers, and a wide raked fork straddling a 21-inch laced wheel. Stretch your legs to the forward-mounted foot controls. The hefty, one-piece tank is settled over the bike’s Twin Cam 88B™ engine, which is blacked out, using wrinkle black finishes. No other Harley-Davidson® model puts the rider in the aggressive “clamshell” position quite like the Night Train. When you want to make a statement, no one ever said it would be easy.

Key FXSTB/I Softail® Night Train® Motorcycle Characteristics

Rigid mount, 1450cc Twin Cam 88B™ balanced engine
Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle black and texture black covers
Laced front wheel, disc rear wheel
Badlander seat
Drag bars
6-inch straight handlebar risers
Forward foot controls
Blacked-out tank console, rear fender supports, air cleaner, and oil tank
Available Options*

Electronic Fuel Injection
Security System
*Not available in all countries

New in 2004

Long lasting tail light
Corrosion resistant spokes and spoke nipples
Lower effort clutch
Longer life brake pads
New powertrain seals
Chrome plated head bolts
Color Options

Vivid Black
Lava Red Sunglo



2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/I Softail Night Train – Specifications
MSRP: Please see dealer for pricing

Length 95.0 in. (2413.0 mm)
Seat Height2 25.2 in. (640.1 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 26.8 in. (680.7 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.6 in. (142.2 mm)
Fork Rake 33.5 degrees
Trail 5.0 in. (127.0 mm)
Wheelbase 66.9 in. (1699.3 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 approx. 1.0 gal. for ESPFI models)
Carb 0.5 gal. (1.9 L)
EFI 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Dry Weight 630 lbs. (286 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order (unladen) 673 lbs. (306 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1125 lbs. (511 kg)

Engine 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. (95.18 x 101.52 mm)
Displacement 88 cu. in. (1450 cc)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System3 Carburetion or
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Primary Drive Chain, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive 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 tubular frame, rectangular
section backbone, stamped,
cast and forged junctions,
forged fender support, MIG welded
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Front Fork 41.3 mm telescopic
Wheels 21 in. laced front,
16 in. cast silver/black disc rear
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 5.84 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front Wheel 5.6 in. (142.24 mm)
Rear Wheel 4.3 in. (109.22 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAE J607)4:
North America 85 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm (115.0 NM @ 3000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
Right 31 degrees
Left 34 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt,19 amp-hour,
270 cca (per Battery Council International rating)
Charging Three phase, 38-amp system
(439 watts @ 13v, 2,000rpm, 489 watts max power @ 13v)
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 (5w/21w)
Turn signal lights (self-canceling) 28w (21w)
Indicator lamps High beam, neutral, oil,
turn signals, engine diagnostics
and security system (optional)5

Engine Trim Black powder-coated
w/ wrinkle-black treatment
Exhaust System Chrome staggered shorty duals
Oil Tank Black “Horseshoe” w/ chrome external oil lines
Ignition Tank console-mounted
Foot Supports Forward controls
Seat low-slung, two-up
Handlebars Stainless steel, drag
Passenger Backrest Available Genuine Motor Accessories
Rear Fender Bobtail
Rear Fender Supports Black wrinkle finish
Fork Lock Common w/ ignition key
Instruments Electronic speedometer
w/ odometer and resettable tripmeter
w/ diagnostic readout capabilities
Flasher Hazard warning integrated into turn signal controls

Vivid Black, Lava Red Sunglo

Warranty7 24 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 –


1Harley-Davidson reserves the right to discontinue models or change
specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle
specifications may vary from country to country depending on local
laws, and some models are not available in certain countries.
2Measurement reflects 180 lb/81.7 kg operator weight.
3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4Values are nominal. Performance varies by country.
5North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North
America the security system includes immobilizer & siren.
6Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change
without notice.
7See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

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