2006 Harley-Davidson FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic
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– 2006 Harley-Davidson FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic
For years, the Springer® front end has brought many a smile to the faces of traditionalists everywhere. But don’t be mistaken, this is no ancient architecture. On the road, the leading-link suspension of the Softail® Springer® Classic provides a premium ride. Moving back, you’ll find a beach-style handlebar, wide floorboards, detachable passenger pillion, crossover exhaust and tombstone taillight. A metal strip with emblem around the tank and a classic patent badge on the oil tank hold the eyes captive. But roll the throttle to the Twin Cam 88B™ engine and suddenly your eyes and the rest of you are set totally free. You need not be a traditionalist to smile about that.
FXSTS/I Softail® Springer® Classic Model Overview
The FLSTSC/I Springer Classic slides a fat front tire and clean FL fender between a Springer front end in black powdercoat with a chrome shock and springs. It’s a tough, retro look that’s pure Panhead, enhanced by the front- fender running light, a stamped aluminum tank graphic and wrap-around trim strip, as well as a vintage-style patent label on the oil tank. The crossover chrome dual exhaust system hangs long and low on each side of the rear wheel. The seat features embossed nameplates and a separate passenger pillion that can be removed easily. There is plenty of style, but loads of function, too. The Springer front suspension is engineered to deliver an outstanding ride and precise handling. A Silver Slotted Cast Aluminum disc rear wheel is new. The standard steel laced front wheel can be replaced with an optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel.
FLSTSC/I Springer Classic features:
Rigid-mount, 1450cc Twin Cam 88B balanced engine
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Hardtail styling with hidden, horizontal rear shocks
Black powder-coated Springer front suspension
New Silver Slotted Cast Aluminum Disc rear wheel
Crossover dual exhaust
Fender-mounted running light
Removable passenger pillion
Retro fuel tank badge and trim
Retro oil tank patent badge
Floorboards with heel-and-toe shifter
2006 FLSTSC/I SOFTAIL® SPRINGER® CLASSIC SPECIFICATIONS1
Length 94.5 in. (2400.4 mm)
Laden2 25.9 in. (657.9 mm)
Unladen 27.4 in. (694.9 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (124.9 mm)
Rake (steering head) 32°
Fork Angle 40.3°
Trail 6.3 in. (160.0 mm)
Wheelbase 64.5 in. (1639.4 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series):
Front – D402F MT90B16 72H
Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity3 (includes 0.5-gallon reserve) 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity Carburetor: 0.5 gal. (1.9 L)
(warning light at approx. ESPFI: No reserve due
1.0 gal. for ESPFI models) to fuel injection
Oil Capacity 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Dry Weight 710 lbs. (323 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order 741 lbs. (337 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1160 lbs. (527 kg)
Engine4 Air-cooled Twin Cam 88BTM (balanced)
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic,
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 in. x 4.00 in. (95.18 mm x 101.52 mm)
Displacement 88 cu. in. (1450 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System3 Carburetor or Electronic Sequential
Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Primary Drive Chain, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/70 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Frame Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section
backbone; stamped, cast and forged junctions;
forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork Black and chrome leading link,
fork for Springer® model
Wheels5 (Chrome Aluminum Profi le Laced option):
Front 16-inch Steel Laced
Rear 16-inch Steel Laced
Caliper Type Single-piston front and 4-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)
Front Wheel 2.3 in. (57.2mm)
Rear Wheel 4.3 in. (109.2 mm)
Engine Torque (per SAE J607)6:
North America 85 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm (115 NM @ 3000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
MPG (EPA urban/highway test)7:
Carbureted 42/50 mpg (5.6/4.7 L/100 km)
ESPFI 44/50 mpg (5.3/4.7 L/100 km)
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour,
270 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Three-phase, 38-amp system
(439W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric w/solenoid shift
starter motor 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 28W (21W) self-canceling
Front Fender Running Light Standard (domestic illumination only)
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
security system8 (optional)
Engine Trim Black powder-coated w/chrome treatment
Exhaust System Chrome, cross-over duals
Oil Tank Black “horseshoe” w/chrome
external oil lines and patent label
Ignition Tank console-mounted
Handlebars Stainless steel, wide cruiser
Foot Supports Full-length operator fl oorboards
w/heel/toe shift lever
Rear Fender Full coverage
Rear Fender Supports Chrome
Fork Lock Common w/ignition key
Instruments Electronic speedometer w/odometer and
resettable tripmeter, diagnostic readout
Hazard Warning Integrated into turn signal controls
Vivid Black, Black Cherry Pearl, Black Pearl, Rich Sunglo Blue,
Two-Tone Chopper Blue Pearl/Brilliant Silver Pearl,
Two-Tone Fire Red Pearl/Vivid Black
Warranty10 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every
5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter11
1 Harley-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. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Includes reserve on carburetor-equipped models.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2 (87 octane or higher for XL883 models).
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 Values shown are nominal. Performance varies by country.
7 Based on tests conducted under ideal lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures. Your
mileage will vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length,
vehicle conditions, and vehicle configuration. Break-in mileage will vary.
8 North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security
system includes immobilizer and siren.
9 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
10 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
11 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 km) intervals.