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2005 Harley-Davidson XL 883C Sportster 883 Custom
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– 2005 Harley-Davidson XL 883C Sportster 883 Custom

The Sportster 883 Custom offers a laid-back profile, with forward controls and pull-back handlebars. A laced 21-inch front wheel, a longer, 4.5-gallon fuel tank and a two-up seat give this Sportster a leaner, lower look. Ten paint combinations are offered for 2005 including solid, pearl and two-tone schemes.

XL 883C Sportster 883 Custom features:

Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 883 engine
Silver powder-coated engine and covers
New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
Chrome pull-back handlebar riser
Laced 21-inch front wheel, disc 16-inch rear wheel
One-piece, two-up seat
Forward foot controls
4.5-gallon fuel tank

Length 90.3 in.

Seat Height

Laden(1) 26.3 in.

Unladen N/A

Ground Clearance 4.4 in.

Rake Steering Head/Trail 30.1º / 4.7 in.

Wheelbase 60.4 in.

Fuel Capacity(2) 4.5 gals.

Oil Capacity 3.6 qts.


Dry Weight 558.0 lbs.

Running Order N/A

Engine(3) Evolution®

Displacement 53.86 in.³

Bore x Stroke 3.00 in. x 3.81 in.

Engine Torque(4)(5) 51.0 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm

Fuel System(6) Carburetor

Compression Ratio 8.9:1

Miles per Gallon(7)

Carb. 57 hwy / 48 city


Primary Drive Chain

Gear Ratio (overall)

1st 10.944

2nd 7.524

3rd 5.834

4th 4.806

5th 4.071


Front Laced

Rear Custom silver cast aluminum alloy

Tire Size

Front MH90-21 54H

Rear 150/80B16 71H

Electronics Optional security system

Instruments Electronic speedometer; odometer; resettable tripmeter; diagnostic readout

Indicator Lamps Oil pressure; engine diagnostics

Brakes (diameter x width)

Front 11.5 in. x 0.20 in.

Rear 11.5 in. x 0.23 in.

Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 32º / 30º

Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals

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

Silver powder-coated engine with polished covers; significantly reduced clutch lever effort; 4.5-gallon fuel tank; forward foot controls; laced front wheel, disc rear wheel; chrome pull-back riser; one-piece, two-up seat


Vivid black $7,595

Pearl $7,775

Two-tone $7,970

Anodized N/A

Laced wheel option (if applicable) Standard front

H-D® factory security system $275


California emissions

Carb. $120


Freight (applies to the 48 contiguous states and Alaska only) $185

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