2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom

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2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom
2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom

– 2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom

2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom

XL 883C Sportster® 883 Custom Model Overview
A rubber-mounted powertrain, a pull back riser, and a new fuel tank highlight the changes to the XL 883 Custom. This bold new look stays true to the 883 Custom lineage, with its rear disc wheel, extremely low seat height, and swept back styling. Combined with the rubber-mounted evolution engine, this will really be a motorcycle that you don’t want to get off of!

Key XL Sportster® 883 Custom Motorcycle Characteristics

Rubber mounted 883cc Evolution® Engine
Silver powder-coated engine (including cylinders and cylinder heads) and covers
Tall, chromed pull back riser
Laced front wheel, disc rear wheel
One-piece, two-up seat
Forward foot controls

The fuel tank on the custom models has been completely redesigned in 2004, uniquely changing the look of these models while still solidly identifying them as undeniably Sportster. The capacity on the tanks increases to 4.5 gallons, translating into a usable range on the highway of over 150 miles (depending on conditions).
The 883 Custom also receives new graphics in 2004.
A beautiful new, swept back handlebar riser accents the top of the steering head.
New handlebars and foot controls are pulled back for 2004, enabling an ergonomically enhanced riding position with no sacrifice in styling.
The clutch springs on the 883 models are new this year. This change results in a clutch spring rate reduction of about 25% on the 883 models.

Color Options

Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver
Sierra Red
Luxury Teal
Real Red
Luxury Blue
Glacier White Pearl
Two-Tone Luxury Blue and Impact Blue
Two-Tone Impact Blue and Vivid Black
Two-Tone Sierra Red and Brilliant Silver



2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom – Specifications
MSRP: Please see dealer for pricing

Length 90.3 in. (2293.6 mm)
Seat Height2 26.3 in. (668.0 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 28.1 in. (713.7 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.4 in. (111.8 mm)
Rake 30.1 degrees
Trail 4.7 in. (119.4 mm)
Wheelbase 60.4 in. (1534.2 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series
Front – D401F MH90-21 54H
Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 1.0 gal. reserve) 4.5 gal. (17.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Dry Weight 558 lbs. (253 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order 579 lbs. (263 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1001 lbs. (454 kg)

Engine Air-cooled Evolution®
Bore x Stroke 3.00 x 3.812 in. (76.20 x 96.82 mm)
Displacement 53.86 cu. in. (883 cc)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System Carburetion

Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio (57/38)
Final Drive Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Overall Ratio:
1st 10.944 9.792 9.467
2nd 7.542 6.732 6.663
3rd 5.834 5.220 5.143
4th 4.806 4.301 4.278
5th 4.071 3.643 3.643

Frame Mild steel, tubular frame,
circular sections, cast junctions
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil over, dual adjustable preload
Wheels 21 in. laced front,
16 in. custom silver cast rear
Caliper Type Dual piston front and single piston 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. (141.0 mm)
Rear wheel 2.4 in. (61.0 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAE J607)3:
North America 51 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm (69.0 NM @ 4300 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
Right 30 degrees
Left 32 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 12 amp-hour,
200 cca (per Battery Council International rating)
Charging Single phase, 22-amp system
(259 watts @ 13v, 2,000 rpm, 283 watts max power @ 13v)
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 (self-canceling) 28w (21w)
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, oil,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
security system (optional)4

Engine Trim Silver powder-coated w/ silver treatment
Exhaust System Chrome staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Lever Forward controls
Handlebars Low-rise stainless steel
Seat Two-up
Instruments Speedometer w/ odometer,
resettable tripmeter and diagnostic readout

Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Sierra Red Pearl, Luxury Teal
Pearl, Real Red Pearl, Luxury Blue Pearl, Glacier White Pearl,
Two-Tone Luxury Blue Pearl & Impact Blue Pearl, Two-Tone
Impact Blue Pearl & Vivid Black, Two-Tone Sierra Red Pearl &
Brilliant Silver Pearl

Warranty6 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.
3Values are nominal. Performance varies by country.
4North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North
America the security system includes immobilizer & siren.
5Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change
without notice.
6See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

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